I have heard the same theory, but I don't think the description for how the image was made would hold up. For one thing, the image has been shown to be truly three dimensional. This was discovered in 1974 using a computer image analyzer. It was verified again in 1978 using a VP8 image analyzer, the devise NASA was using at the time to study digtial photos from space. It has also been shown to have skeletal features. This was discovered by illuminating the image with polarized light. You can find all kinds of research papers at: www.shroud.com Paul
Trygve Hogebol wrote:
> I saw a documentary not long ago about the shroud. Coolest
> theory there was that
> Leonardo da Vinci was the creator.
> - Lynn Picknett and Clive PrinceQuote
"Basically you project the image of your 'subject'
> via a lensed camera obscura (pinhole camera - a box with a
> hole in it) onto a piece of linen that has been coated in
> light-sensitive chemicals (among which is urine) and leave it
> for several hours to develop. Then you wash the cloth to
> remove the extra chemicals and heat it to 'fix' the image -
> and you have an image of the same vagueness and the same
> colour as the Turin Shroud."
> Leonardo was a prankster, and didn't much care for religion.
> A prime
> suspect in my book.