Sceptics may dismiss the Turin Shroud, but there is good evidence the In the Shroud was subjected to carbon dating technology. Radiocarbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin. by P. E. Damon,1 D. J. Donahue,2 B. H. Gore,1 A. L. Hatheway,2 A. J. T. Jull,1 T. W. Linick,2 P. J. Sercel,2. The Shroud of Turin: Facts and Fiction about the Shroud of Turin that millions believe is the burial shroud of Jesus Christ.
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New studies conducted between and demonstrate that what was tested was chemically different than the rest of the cloth. Splices and the presence of dyestuff and cotton fibers suggest that the carbon 14 samples were taken from a medieval repair patch to the cloth.
Furthermore, recent analysis of Lignin Decomposition Kinetics shows that the cloth is at least twice as old as the carbon 14 estimates.
More Below and see: Walter McCrone did not prove that Shroud was a painted picture of Jesus. Modern forensics science proves both McCrone and d'Arcis wrong.
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McCrone was the only scientist to make this claim. Every other scientist who has tested and analyzed the image fibers disagrees with McCrone. Furthermore, McCrone's work is not peer reviewed and cannot be scientifically reproduced.
And while it's true that d'Arcis made such a claim, he was doubted by his own peers. Historians also doubt that he was honest. Well documented chemical and spectral analysis prove that the Shroud's pictures were not painted.
More Below A Second Face image has been discovered on the reverse side of the cloth. The image is in registry with the facial image on the front of the cloth. The image is superficial meaning nothing soaked through to form the image. The second face picture makes faked images implausible. The History of the Shroud of Turin does not just begin in Europe in It is only accurate to state that there are no known European records of the Shroud before From a historical perspective, there is significant, reasonably sound evidence that the Shroud was in Constantinople until and before that in Edessa, an early Christian community.
The Images are contained within a very thin coating of starch fractions and saccharides. The images are a chemical alteration to the coating. Chemical and spectra studies identify the image component as a caramel-like product. Coin Images of 1st century Roman lepta may or may not have been identified over the eyes. There is an Intriguing and compelling arguments, but there are scientific reasons to doubt the claim.
Bloodstains on Shroud of Turin are real blood. Scientist after scientist have proven it is real blood. The picture on the Shroud of Turin is a realistic, photographic-like negative image.
This remains one of the most puzzling characteristics of the Shroud's picture of Jesus. No one can explain how or why a faker of relics would have created such a picture. More About the Carbon 14 Dating: Rogers in defended the article in Nature and the quality of the carbon 14 dating.
But Rogers found that the carbon 14 sample was taken from a mended area of the cloth that contained significant amounts of newer material. This was not the fault of the radiocarbon laboratories. But it did show that the dating was invalid. In words peculiar for a scientific journal like Nature, in reporting on Rogers' findings, the British scientist-journalist Philip Ball wrote: Sue Benford and Joe Marino independently explored this idea with several textile experts and Ronald Hatfield of the radiocarbon dating firm Beta Analytic.
There seemed to be clear visual evidence of 'invisible reweaving'. However, a good detective does not rely on one piece of evidence.
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Instead he gathers and weighs all the facts. Here are the pieces of evidence which I find compelling. It is not a stain, nor is it painted on the Shroud.
It is not burned on in a conventional heat application method.
Instead it is seared on to the cloth with a technology that has yet to be explained. The image of the man on the Shroud can be read by 3D imaging technology. Paintings fail this test. Pollen from the Shroud is not only from the Jerusalem area, but from Turkey and the other places the Shroud is supposed to have resided.
Dust from the area of the image by the knees and feet is from the area around Jerusalem. The Shroud details are perfectly consistent with first-century Jewish burial customs. There are even microscopic traces of the flowers that would have been used in the burial-flowers that grew locally and were known to be used for burial.
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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 image was seared on the linen after the bloodstains. The fact that the bloodstains retain their reddish colour is evidence that the blood came from a person under extreme duress. The most recent finding again suggests that the crucified man was tortured. The cloth is consistent with fabrics from first-century Israel, but not with medieval Europe.
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. We are not obliged to believe in the Shroud; it is undeniably mysterious. Having said that, it is also mysterious how dismissive most sceptics are.