The launch pad element for this ambitious project was the Turin Shroud, the the 4-meter sheet made of herring-bone linen cloth that is supposed to be the burial shroud in which the crucified body of Jesus was wrapped. Based on the facial image on the linen, the investigators finally created a photo-fit image of Jesus Christ and afterwards, they reversed the aging process resulting in Jesus’ photo as a young boy.
The aforementioned technique is widely popular among police worldwide during their efforts to arrest dangerous criminals that are on the run for many years. For example, Mafia kingpin Bernardo Provenzano’s picture in 1959 led to his capture in 2006.
The photo of Jesus as a child, as well as the particular methods that were used for its creation, will be the main theme of an interesting upcoming program on Italian television.