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  Shroud of Turin Story Guide to the Facts 2007
The scientific study of the Turin Shroud is like a microcosm of the scientific search for God: it does more to inflame any debate than settle it.” Later in his commentary Ball added, “And yet, the shroud is a remarkable artefact, one of the few religious relics to have a justifiably mythical status.
In 1998, Turin’s scientific adviser, Piero Savarino, suggested, “extraneous substances found on the samples and the presence of extraneous thread (left over from ‘invisible mending’ routinely carried on in the past on parts of the cloth in poor repair)” might have accounted for an error in the carbon 14 dating.
The Sudarium of Oviedo and the Shroud of Turin
www.shroudstory.com   (4727 words)

  
  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Turin
The City of Turin is the chief town of a civil province in Piedmont and was formerly the capital of the Duchy of Savoy and of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
In 1638, during the quarrel of the regency, the city was besieged by the French and defended by Prince Thomas of Savoy.
After that, Turin was the centre of all Italian movements for the union of the Peninsula, whether monarchical or republican.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15092d.htm   (1530 words)

  
  TURIN - LoveToKnow Article on TURIN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not far from Turin are also the castles of Moncalieri, Stupinigi, Rivoli, Racconigi, Agl, Venaria, and the ancient monastery of the Sagra di San Michele (753 metres above sea-level), famous for its view of the Alps as fat as the beginning of the Lombard plain.
Turin was always a place of importance and military strength, in spite of numerous vicissitudes, till at length it was made the chief town of Piedmont by Amadeus, first duke of Savoy.
Under Emmanuel Philibert it became the usual residence of the ducal family, and in 1515 the bishopric was raised to metropolitan rank by Leo X. Between 1536 and 1562 Turin was occupied by the French, and in 1630 it lost 8ooo of its citizens by the plague.
51.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TU/TURIN.htm   (1437 words)

  
 Turin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turin (Italian: Torino; Piedmontese: Türín) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River.
Turin is also well-known as the home of the shroud of Turin and host of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Turin is also the birthplace of major aspects of the Italian economy, such as telecommunications Telecom Italia, television (Rai, National TV channel) and cinema.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turin   (2140 words)

  
 Turin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Turin stands at the River Po, in a plain at the foothills of the Alps, whose summits are visible to the west, while to the east the foothills beyond the Po complete the panorama.
Turin's museums, architectural sights, and serene gardens are on a par with some of the great capitals of Europe.
From 1720 Turin was capital of the kingdom of Sardinia, and after the Napoleonic occupation (1789-1814) it became a centre of Italian nationalism, and the headquarters of Camillio Cavour, a native of the town and the prime mover of Italian liberty.
www.knet.co.za /marengo/turin.htm   (500 words)

  
 Luca Turin's Theory of the Nature of the Sense of Smell
Luca Turin developed a theory that the smell of substances is based upon the frequencies of vibration of their molecules.
In 1985 Turin found the idea that the smell of a substance is determined by frequencies of vibration of its molecules from an article by R.H. Wright in a 1977 issue of the journal Chemistry and Industry.
Luca Turin's theory reduced to its most basic nature is that the receptors in the nose respond to the different fundamental vibrations of a molecule and that produces the sensation of smell.
www.applet-magic.com /turin.htm   (3328 words)

  
 Turin travel guide - Wikitravel
Turin inhabitants are well known across Italy for their understatement and confidentiality and the city reflects this attitude.
Turin's main attractions include important baroque palaces and churches, a regular and attractive street grid, an extensive network of arcades, famous coffeeshops and a number of world-renowned museums.
Turin is a city that feels its mountain legacy and their proximity is why so many inhabitants have second homes in the thousands of little valley villages.
wikitravel.org /en/Turin   (2365 words)

  
 HISTORY OF TURIN
Eventually Turin came under the influence of the Savoy family who were granted the feudal lordship by the Emperor Frederick II in 1248.
In the adjacent cathedral of St. John the Baptist (1498), the famous and mysterious SHROUD OF TURIN is carefully preserved and periodically displayed to public (the next exhibitions are scheduled for 1998 and 2000).
Turin is now the industrial capital of Italy where the largest companies are based and have their manufacturing facilities: Fiat, Alfaromeo, Ferrari, Lancia and Iveco are just a few.
www.quercetti.com /torino.htm   (422 words)

  
 Turin: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The shroud of turin is a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion....
The university of turin (università degli studi di torino, unito) is the university of turin in the piedmont region of north-western italy....
(unito) is the university of turin in the piedmont region of north-western italy....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/tu/turin.htm   (3670 words)

  
 Shroud of Turin Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com
The Shroud of Turin is a centuries-old linen cloth with the image of an apparently crucified man. Many people believe it to be the cloth that covered Jesus of Nazareth when he was placed in his tomb; others contend it is a medieval hoax, or something else altogether.
The shroud is kept in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin.
The first documented appearance of the cloth now stored in Turin was in 1357, when the widow of French knight Geoffroy de Charny had it displayed in a church in Lirey.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/sh/shroud_of_turin.html   (1419 words)

  
 Turin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
962,507), capital of Piedmont and of Turin prov., NW Italy, at the confluence of the Po and Dora Riparia rivers.
The most important Roman town of the W Po valley, Turin was later a Lombard duchy and then a Frankish county.
In 1798, Charles Emmanuel IV of Savoy was obliged by the French to abdicate and to abandon Turin, but Victor Emmanuel I returned in 1814, and the city became the center of Italian national aspirations.
www.bartleby.com /65/tu/Turin.html   (440 words)

  
 newsobserver.com | Proud of Turin
My first view of Turin on the ground, from the cab taking me through the bleak industrial suburbs near the airport, was less than dazzling.
Shortly before I arrived in Turin in January, I'd read that certain sindonologists (shroud experts) claimed to have new evidence invalidating tests that had indicated it was a fake.
Turin is passionate about chocolate -- "il cioccolato'' -- and is also home to "bicerin,'' a sinfully good layered drink of bitter chocolate, coffee and cream.
www.newsobserver.com /105/story/386222.html   (1246 words)

  
 Turin unshrouded
I had never been to Turin — "Torino" to Italians — and was not sure what to expect as my plane began its descent, revealing a dazzling panorama of snow-blanketed Alps glistening under a clear blue sky.
Shortly before I arrived in Turin, I'd read that certain sindonologists (shroud experts) claimed to have new evidence invalidating tests that had indicated it was a fake.
Turin is passionate about chocolate — "il cioccolato" — and is also home to "bicerin," a sinfully good layered drink of bitter chocolate, coffee and cream.
www.statesman.com /life/content/life/stories/travel/01/1turin.html   (1634 words)

  
 Turin
Turin (or Torino) is the capital city of Piedmont which stretches along an alpine arc of Maritime, Cottian, Gracian, the Pennine Alps and part of the Lepontine Alps.
Turin is an elegant baroque city with impressive architecture and a museum of classic examples of Egyptology, second only to Cairo.
Turin's only example of Renaissance architecture is the Duomo, built in 1498 and dedicated to John the Baptist.
getaway.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=17483   (844 words)

  
 Mirror.co.uk - News - ALP YOURSELF ..TO A SLICE OF TURIN
Turin, an industrial city nestling at the foot of the Alps in the northwest, is hosting the 20th Winter Olympics.
But Turin is in the throes of transforming itself, knowing tourism is the key to its future, and it wants to put on a show.
Indeed, Turin has a long association with the silver screen and used to be the centre of Italy's movie industry.
www.mirror.co.uk /news/tm_objectid=16691018&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=alp-yourself---to-a-slice-of-turin--name_page.html   (1121 words)

  
 Turin Hotels - Turin Italy Hotel Reservations
The Royal Hotel is situated in Turin a few minutes away from the historical centre of the city and within easy reach as well from the motorway as from the airport " Sandro Pertini" (ex Caselle).
Holiday Inn Turin City Centre is located in the graceful heart of the historic city centre, one minute walk from Porta Nuova railway station and only 15 Km from Caselle International Airport.
The hotel Artuà and Solferino is situated in one of the most elegant areas of the historical centre of Turin, Piazza Solferino, in a quiet and little street close to the famous Egizio Museum and the Royal Palace.
www.traveleurope.it /itinerari/t/torino.shtml   (778 words)

  
 Turin in throes of Olympian renaissance
I had never been to Turin - "Torino" to Italians - and was not sure what to expect as my plane began its descent, revealing a dazzling panorama of snow-blanketed Alps glistening under a clear blue sky.
Shortly before I arrived in Turin in January, I'd read that certain sindonologists (shroud experts) claimed to have new evidence invalidating tests that had indicated the shroud was a fake.
Turin is passionate about chocolate - il cioccolato - and is also home to bicerin, a sinfully good layered drink of bitter chocolate, coffee and cream.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/travel/articles/0205turin0205.html   (1488 words)

  
 SKI Magazine ~ Turin, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Turin and its surrounds won’t be quiet for long.
Turin’s historic center is an open-air museum of Baroque architecture, palaces, cathedrals and piazzas.
Turin is best known as home of The Shroud, the piece of cloth in which some believe Christ’s body was wrapped, but it also has an astounding 40 museums dedicated to everything from cars to Egyptian artifacts.
www.skimag.com /skimag/travel/article/0,12795,640412,00.html   (926 words)

  
 Túrin Turambar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unfortunately, when Beleg was cutting the sleeping Turin free from his bonds, he pricked Turin's foot with Anglachel, and Turin, mistaking Beleg for an Orc come to torment him, took the sword and slew Beleg.
The supposed resemblance of Túrin to figures from medieval tales can be confirmed by part of a letter Tolkien wrote to Milton Waldman, a publisher concerning the publication of his works.
Túrin also resembles Sigmund, the father of Sigurd in the Volsungasaga, in the incestuous relationship he has with his sister, which is a parallel to the marriage of Turin and Nienor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/T%C3%BArin   (1480 words)

  
 shroud of Turin
The shroud of Turin is a woven cloth about 14 feet long and 3.5 feet wide with an image of a man on it.
Apparently, the first historical mention of the shroud as the "shroud of Turin" is in the late 16th century when the shroud was brought to the cathedral in that city, though it allegedly was discovered in Turkey during one of the so-called "Holy" Crusades in the so-called "Middle" Ages.
Walter McCrone analyzed the shroud and found traces of chemicals that were used in "two common artist's pigments of the 14th century, red ochre and vermilion, with a collagen (gelatin) tempera binder" (McCrone 1998).
www.skepdic.com /shroud.html   (2342 words)

  
 In Turin, Chocolate's the Champion - New York Times
THE streets of Turin may be overflowing with Olympics visitors for a few weeks, but they always overflow with chocolate.
The cafes of Turin, still the world's most sumptuous and beautiful, are famous for serving the city's own hot-chocolate-and-espresso drink called bicerin, a fabulous layered concoction served in glass cups.
Turin's chocolate producers exported 750 pounds a day to Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France, according to Sandro Doglio's "Il Dizionario di Gastronomia del Piemonte" ("The Dictionary of Piedmont Gastronomy," Daumerie, 1995).
www.nytimes.com /2006/02/15/dining/15turin.html?ex=1297659600&en=073d9f127af95c25&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (741 words)

  
 Turin Tourist Information, Travel & Hotel Guide| Italy Heaven
Turin (Torino) is the capital of Italy's Piemonte (Piedmont) region, in the far north-west of the country, and is famous for a curious assortment of things: including Fiat, chocolate, football and the Turin Shroud.
Turin does not have the political importance it once held before the parliament of a united Italy moved to Rome, but the city is a major industrial centre (most famous for car manufacturer Fiat) and the attractive Baroque town centre is cosmopolitan and gracious.
Turin is the base for the 2006 Winter Olympics, which will take place in the many skiing resorts within easy reach of the city.
www.italyheaven.co.uk /turin.html   (553 words)

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