The new study Shroud of Turin was to resolve disputes about the origin and authenticity of the legendary artifact. However, the results only added new questions. The history of the Shroud and the stages of its investigation. For the first traces of DNA on the mysterious relics of researchers faced in 1998, when tested blood stains, abundantly impregnated fabric. Then scientists reported having iron and protein, but not potassium found in blood, although it contains three times greater than iron.
After 17 years of organized large-scale study of the traces of DNA, and the results published in the journal Scientific Reports. It was found that the DNA samples belong to both people and plants. In particular, the DNA found chicory ordinary, European spruce, hop ordinary, walnut, Mediterranean white clover, rye grass and sycamore, locust North America, as well as growing in the Far East, Asian Pear, Chinese horn beam and other plants. Read the rest of this entry »