The shroud of turin carbon dating results

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The most recent critique argues that the samples used for the 1987 test were taken from an edge of the Shroud that was not simply patched in the middle ages, but patched with a difficult-to-detect interweaving.The Carbon-14 tests (it is argued) were therefore compromised.Fanti’s method dated fibres from the Shroud to 300 BC–400 AD.Of course, there are critics who argue that Fanti’s methods are unreliable.The question immediately arises, “If the Shroud is a medieval forgery how did they do that?” Professor Nicholas Allen of South Africa proposed that the materials and knowledge to produce a “photograph” existed in the Middle Ages.When he developed the negative he noticed that it showed a positive image of a human face.

A forger would have had to not only forge the image, but would have had to have detailed knowledge of linen weaves of the first century and then not only reproduce it, but age it convincingly.

In addition, traces of the spices used for Jewish burial have been discovered. The bloodstains on the Shroud are real human blood, not paint.

The flow of the blood accurately reflects crucifixion and subsequent burial.

The delicious irony is that it is our sceptical, scientific society that has empowered all the new evidence.

The Shroud’s relationship with modern technology began in 1898 when Secondo Pia took the first photographs of the Shroud.

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