The most recent claim – that the blood on the Shroud is from a torture victim – has re-opened the debate.
The delicious irony is that it is our sceptical, scientific society that has empowered all the new evidence.
The map suggests that income is one of the most important drivers for a region's carbon footprint, with the wealthiest countries the least green.
Large urban areas, such as Greater London, northern Italy and Paris produced huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
He concluded that the image itself was therefore, in effect, a photographic negative.
The question immediately arises, “If the Shroud is a medieval forgery how did they do that?
Believers in the Shroud of Turin, however, insist that the Shroud is the substance of this hope and the evidence of this unseen event.
It is, they believe, the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
By calculating emissions at this regional level, the researchers hope that local councils could monitor the effects of policies, such a bicycle lanes or congestion charges.Ms Diana Ivanova, who led the study, told Carbon Brief: 'Of course, to enable this we would need a continuous monitoring of consumption-based environmental impacts.'Breaking it down further, the researchers looked at the sources of these emissions, including food, clothing, transport, heating and housing.Breaking it down further, the researchers looked at the sources of these emissions, including food, clothing, transport, heating and housing.The map was created by researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and shows carbon emissions for regions across the EU.Researchers found that large urban areas, such as Greater London, northern Italy and Paris produced huge amounts of greenhouse gases.