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Monday, August 13, 2018

Shroud of Turin 1898 Commemorative Cloth

This is a souvenir of the solemn exposition of the Holy Shroud, Turin Italy, May 1898. Only a very limited number of commemoratives were issued (some say only 100 pieces), and each piece was touched to the Shroud of Turin with the approval of the ecclesiastical authority. It is also considered historically important because it is the last iconographic depiction of the Shroud before the famous first photographs were taken by Secondo Pia. The center piece shows what the image in the Shroud looked like when viewing it with the unaided eye. There are people that believe the Shroud is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ … and there are people that do not. Regardless, the Shroud of Turin is the most scientifically studied ancient artifact in world history. May God Bless You Today … and Every Day!

(above) close-up detail of the 1898 Shroud of Turin Commemorative Cloth. One has to be viewing the cloth at a certain angle in order for the image in the cloth to become visible. It has been stated that the actual Shroud of Turin relies on viewer geometry as well for the best image.

(above) close-up detail of the illustrated depiction of the Shroud Image. This may be the closest that one can come to actually seeing the Shroud Image without actually being at an exhibition.

(above) a photographic negative reversal of the image (black and white).

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Noah's Sacrifice

Genesis 8:20 "And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar." Here we have a 19th century engraving of a painting entitled "Noah's Sacrifice". The painting was by Nicolas Poussin (1594- 1665), and the engraving (shown) by William Henry Egleton (1833-1862). Engravings are a great and affordable way to collecting famous paintings. I also happen to have this painting as a 19th century microphotograph. It is so small, that it cannot be seen with the unaided human eye. It must be placed under a microscope to see it. It is truly one of the Wonders of the Bible. God Bless You -- Today and Every Day! AND… Remember to love one another, just as Jesus loves YOU...

Monday, July 30, 2018

World Maker Faire New York 2018 -- Holograms

Do you have friends and family in the New York City, USA, area? If so, let them know that we will be exhibiting at World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, September 22 and 23, 2018. Our exhbit is titled "Ancient Investigations: The Shroud and Chalice". We will have 3D laser holograms, micro and nano scripture, as well as other historical imaging science and technology relating to the Shroud of Turin and the Great Chalice of Antioch. God Bless You!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

View-Master: The Ascension

The Ascension: from an early 1940's-50's children's 3D film reel from View-Master. It depicts Jesus rising into Heaven. These scenes and figures were modeled entirely by hand, and shot onto early Kodachrome film. When placed into a stereoscopic viewer, the scene would be in full-color 3D. My Wonders of the Bible collection has one of the largest libraries of Christian 3D imaging technology in the world. Many pieces are the original studio large-format film masters. God Bless You Today -- and Every Day ... AND ... remember to love others, just as Jesus loves YOU!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Veil of Veronica 1649 engraving by Claude Mellan

Believe It or Not: This 1649 engraving of the Veil of Saint Veronica was made with one non-stop, outwardly spiraling line.

The engraver, Claude Mellan, turned and adjusted his engraving pen -- thicker and thinner, starting at the tip of the nose (shown above) -- as he continued to rotate the plate with his other hand.

The line never stops. When you view it up close, it is just a spiral. When viewed far away, it is the face of Jesus Christ.

God Bless You -- Today and Every Day!