© Stephen E. Jones
This is the first installment of part #6, "Sixth century," of my "Chronology of the Turin Shroud: AD 30 - present" series. See part #1, "First century" and index, for more information about this series.
6th century (501-600)
[Above (enlarge): Face of the "Christ Enthroned" mosaic [c. 526] in the Sant'Apollinare Nuovo church, Ravenna, Italy (see full mosaic future below), compared to the Vignon markings. On Vignon markings see 11Feb12. According to Maher, this "early (sixth-century) ... mosaic of Christ enthroned" has "eight Vignon markings", which is proof beyond reasonable doubt that it was based on the Shroud. But according to my count, it has thirteen of the fifteen Vignon markings! [See 08Oct16]. And since this is a mosaic, created in situ, not a portable painting, it is evidence that the Shroud was in Ravenna in the early sixth century! See future below that Ravenna was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402-476, after which it was, very significantly, the capital city of the Ostrogoth Kingdom until 540.]
To be continued in the second installment of this part #6 in this series.
1. This post is copyright. Permission is granted to quote from any part of this post (but not the whole post), provided it includes a reference citing my name, its subject heading, its date, and a hyperlink back to this page. [return]
2. Extract from "File:Christus Ravenna Mosaic.jpg," Wikimedia Commons, 31 October 2016. [return]
3. Wilson, I., 1978, "The Turin Shroud," Book Club Associates: London, p.82E. [return]
4. Maher, R.W., 1986, "Science, History, and the Shroud of Turin," Vantage Press: New York NY, p.77. [return]
Posted: 7 December 2016. Updated: 7 December 2016.