Italian Authorities Say They Have Image Of Jesus As A Young Boy

Youthful: Italian police claim this is what Jesus Christ looked like as a young boy

Authorities in Italy believe they have accurately simulated the face of Jesus Christ as a boy. They used the legendary Shroud of Turin, the cloth believed to be the one that was used to wrap
Jesus after he was crucified, to pull an image of his face.

In 2015, using computer forensic technology, they reversed the aging process gradually. They reduced the jaw size, slimmed the face, and softened the eyes.

However, the image of the blond-haired, blue-eyed boy they recreated has had some detractors.

“Jesus didn’t look like that. Jesus was dark-skinned. He was not someone from some kind of Renaissance painting,”
said Mark Goodacre, a professor at Duke University. Others say the Shroud of Turin is a mere hoax from 700 years ago.

Regardless of what you believe, the image appears to be a very good younger-version composite of the original.

The process that created the young Jesus is actually one that is used to catch criminals. When suspects are on the lam for long periods of time, this forensic technique is used to make them older. In this instance, it was used to make the person look younger.

So, what do you believe? Is this how you imagine Jesus as a boy?

Credit: Emerald Pellot, a writer, illustrator, and a Libra

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