The Very First Photo

This page contains images of the very first photograph.

Not the first Hubble photo, the first photo.

Over the past 35 years,


of the world's TOP SCIENTISTS

have spent about

HALF A MILLION hours studying it.

Articles about the first photo have appeared in
numerous major scientific journals, including the
Journal of the American Medical Association.

It is the most-studied object in history.


 Where was it made? 

When was it made?

How was it made?

It was made in Jerusalem

inside a sealed tomb

directly on a linen burial cloth

sometime before dawn,

Sunday, April 7, 30 A.D.

by a totally unknown process.

Front View   Back View

Color images 2002 by the Archdiocese of Turin

Photos with much better detail.

It is the image of a man crucified in exactly
the manner Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.

According to scientists at
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories,
it has three-dimensional information,
i.e., depth information, encoded into it.

Scientists have no idea how to do that.

It is a negative image, i.e., light and dark are reversed.
A photo of the image comes out looking like a negative.

There are no pigments, dyes, or coloring chemicals.

The image is caused by oxidation of the surface of the linen fibers.

Scientists have no idea how to do that.

Detailed photographic analysis of the object
has revealed an extremely detailed image
that is definitely photographic, not a painting.

More information



Isaiah 52
(700 B.C.)

13. Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.

14. Just as many were astonished at you, so His visage was marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men;

15. So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; for what had not been told them they shall see, and what they had not heard they shall consider.

Isaiah 53

1. Who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

2. For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.

3. He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

5. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.

6. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

7. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not his mouth.

8. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

9. And they made His grave with the wicked but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

10. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.

11. He shall see the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities.

12. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.



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