The Real Face of Jesus

The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth bearing the image of a crucified man.  A man that millions believe to be Jesus Christ.

Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of detailed study and intense research on the Shroud. It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history, and we know more about it today than we ever have before.

It was once thought that the Shroud was a forgery of an artist.  However, with new technology, those thoughts have been dismissed and even though carbon dating is still a debatable issue, the one thing that all scientist agree upon is the mystery of how the image came to be.  They simply can not explain it, it is beyond human creation.

In this new documentary, Computer Graphic Artist, Ray Downing is on a mission to” resurrect the face of Jesus Christ as a living, moving 3D image.”  It is a task that he has been devoted to for years and has now completed.

Just in case you missed the History Channel airing of this documentary I have attached it here for you to watch.

Come and see how Ray Downing was able to recreate the face of the crucified man whose image has been imprinted onto the burial shroud.  Learn what new discoveries have been learned, what old ones have been dispelled, what old ones still stand.  Come and see….perhaps the very face of God incarnate.

The History Channel documentary presents – The Real Face of Jesus


8 thoughts on “The Real Face of Jesus

  1. Vincenzo Giovanni Ruello in 2011 discvered the secondf Shroud photograph in the St Peters Veronica Veil of an alive Jesus Christ face identical to the Shroud of Turin


  2. I heard the carbon dating they did years ago was from a section of the shroud that was repaired after it was damaged by fire centuries ago. And that that section they tested was dated to around the time of the fire. Have you heard that? I really like your photographic eye by the way, and the subjects you choose 🙂


    • Hi Photonatureblog,
      I also heard the same concerning the carbon dating. That information can be found on a previous post that I featured on the Shroud a few years ago at

      Until the church that possesses the Shroud allows scientist to cut a section close to the image, the carbon dated test will always be a factor to contend with.

      Thanks for the compliment on my photos, I’m still learning how to take a good pic. Your’s inspire me 🙂 Thanks for the visit.


    • The Shroud may always remain a mystery, but I am afraid that even if the truth is found – it may not be revealed or accepted. I think it may be like everything else that surrounds the Christ – faith and acceptance.

      By the way I love your post “Dream a little dream.” Absolutely stunning photos on some of the most beautiful places in the world. And thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.


    • There is no doubt that the Shroud of Turin continues to be a subject for debate. It seems to be a touchy subject, an object that causes agitation for some, frustration for others, and intrigue for even the most complex of scientific minds.

      What has always caught my attention, agreed upon by both the scientific community and religious historians, is the fact that the image imbedded into the Shroud is a photo negative. They simply do not know how this phenomenon occurred and can not, even in the high tech era of our time, be explained or recreated.

      No matter what other things are disclosed about the Shroud, it is this one single phenomenon that causes continued investigation and begs several unsolved and unresolved questions.

      The Shroud of Turin exist that is a fact. The question is….why?

      Thanks Martina for stopping by and leaving your footprints. And for those of you who haven’t had the chance to check out her website, you need to. It’s a visual treat, she truly has a fantastic eye for photography.


    • I never saw my uncle who died in WWII before I was born but I know his real face..
      How? From photographs. I think of the Shroud as an unexplainable photo.


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