Neural network studies the Shroud of Turin and shows the "real" face of Jesus. Photo
The shroud is the cloth that, according to the Gospels, was used to wrap the body of Jesus, who had been taken down from the cross, before he was placed in the tomb. It is a symbol of the salvation of humanity through the martyrdom and resurrection of Christ.
Today, the shroud is kept in the Turin Chapel in specially created conditions under constant and reliable control of pressure, humidity, and temperature. Recently, they decided to conduct an experiment - a neural network studied the shroud and showed the "real" face of Jesus. The details were reported by the Daily Star.
The history of the shroud
In 544, a cloth with strange prints was discovered in the city of Edessa, in what is now Turkey. According to legend, the shroud bore the prints of the body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
Written references to the shroud of Jesus date back to the fourteenth century. A noble knight from France, Joffroy de Charney, placed the cloth in a church in the city of Lira. According to the chronicles, Margaret de Charney, in the midst of the Hundred Years' War between England and France, rescued the painting from the church and took it with her to evacuate. The following data indicate that the shroud ended up in Savoy.
For a long time the Shroud was kept in the Château de Chambéry in France. In 1532, as a result of a fire, the chapel was completely destroyed and the shroud was damaged.
Eventually, the cloth was moved to Turin. During the Second World War, the shroud was hidden in the Monteferini Abbey.
From time to time, the shroud is displayed for believers. The last time this happened was in 2015, and before that - in 2000, 1998 and 1978.
In the 90s of the twentieth century, the shroud was subjected to a thorough scientific study and research. Currently, it is stored in a container made of armored glass weighing 1,100 kg and filled with inert gas.
The Shroud of Turin and artificial intelligence
On September 25, 1933, the cloth was exhibited for the first time in 400 years. The event was witnessed by more than 25,000 people in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin. There is a version that the shroud shows the true face of Jesus.
Using the Midjourney neural network, we managed to create a realistic image - this is what the artificial intelligence thinks Jesus might have looked like.
The image shows a man with long hair, a beard, and a piercing gaze.
Witnesses to the removal of the shroud in 1933 said they saw the blood of Jesus on the cloth. In 1979, the Turin Commission announced that the stains were probably not blood, but rather pigment.
In 1390, the French bishop Pierre d'Arcy wrote to Pope Clement VII that he believed the shroud to be nothing more than "a clever sleight of hand." Rather, someone "falsely claimed that it was the real shroud in which Jesus was wrapped in the tomb."
Using carbon dating, scientists have determined that the cloth could have been created between the period 1260-1390 AD.
In 1979, the Turin Commission announced that the stains were probably not blood, but rather pigment.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL published the theories of scientists and theologians about when Jesus was actually born.