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Gives access to the anglophone version of the site's homepage.

Gives access to the basic information of the site, to the history of the Shroud as well as to the study of the cloth.

Gives access to the images on the Shroud, their macroscopic analysis and, when necessary, complementary studies.

Gives the main conclusions that can be drawn from the study of the Shroud : the definite, the uncertain, the hypotheses.

Reconstruction of the Passion of Jesus in the light of the Gospels and of the observations derived from the study of the Shroud.

Anatomical graphs giving the name and place of the main anatomical points studied.

study of the traces of scorching visible on the Shroud

Some facts about the physiology and the physio-pathology of blood coagulation.

study of flogging under the Romans, of its pathological consequences and of the main traces of it on the Shroud

List of the main works on which this study is based and of the main internet sites which refer to the Shroud

Gives access to pages containing complementary information about the Shroud.

Brief critical study of Carbon dating and of its application to the Shroud.

Click on FAQ to access the frequently asked questions forum, and on MAJ to find the latest pages.

Gives access to crucifixion procedures in Roman times.

gives access to the Table of contents of the site, from which you can access each chapter.

Gives access to the physio-pathological effects of the ill treatments endured during the Passion.

gives a definition of the main terms used in this study and which deserve some additional explanations.

Jerusalem

Photo of a model of Jerusalem at the time of Herod. (The model is in the grounds of the Hotel Holyland in Jerusalem.)

(photo by Jay Maisel, in Jérusalem, éditions Time Life)

Model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. The main buildings mentioned in the Passion are highlighted in colour in the image. The area covered is about 1 km by 2 km. (11430 bytes)

Photo shows : in red, the Fortress Antonia, next to the Temple (in yellow), in blue the Palace of Herod; the small green point close to the Palace is the Cenacle, the orange point marks the Golgotha (the calvary). The Mount of Olives is to the rear, just beyond the Valley of Cedron.

Colouration of the main buildings mentioned in the narrative of the Passion by the Gospels . This image provides a better idea of where these buildings are, and the distances involved. (7518 bytes)
1 Garden of Gethsemane, at the Mount of Olives
2 Palace of Caiphe and Anne, his father-in-law
3 Fortress Antonia, Seat of Pilate, the Roman Governor
4 Palace of Herod Antipas
5 The Calvary (Golgotha)
6 The Temple
Plan of Jerusalem showing the routes followed by Jesus during the night of Thursday 13 to Friday 14th ( probably of the year 30.) From the Mount of Olives (1), he was brought before Annas, then Caiaphas (2) whose palaces were next to each other. At dawn, he was brought before Pilate, probably in the Antonia fortress (3) then escorted to Herod's (4) who returned him to Pilate (3). After being flogged there, he was led to Golgotha (5) to be crucified. (18522 bytes)

(after J Genot-Bismuth : A man called Salvation)

The route followed by Jesus during his Passion, according to the Gospels :

Arrest at the Garden of Gethsemane
Summoned before Anne; night of interrogation
Transfer to the Fortress Antonia and appearance before Pilate
Transfer and appearance before Herod
Return to appear again before Pilate; flogging, crowned with thorns
Carries the cross from the Fortress Antonia to the Crucifixtion area, the Golgotha. Crucifixion and death.

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