January 26, 2005

The Shroud might be real after all ...

Some interesting news if you’ve ever heard of the Shroud of Turin. According to a new study the Shroud is much older then was 'proven' in 1988 by carbon-14 dating. This has been speculated for sometime, however this is the first study to address the issue.

"The Shroud of Turin, the piece of linen long believed to have been wrapped around Jesus's body after the crucifixion, is much older than the date suggested by radiocarbon tests, according to new microchemical research.

Published in the current issue of Thermochimica Acta, a chemistry peer- reviewed scientific journal, the study dismisses the results of the 1988 carbon-14 dating."

To quote one of the Chemists involved in the study:
"As unlikely as it seems, the sample used to test the age of the shroud in 1988 was taken from a rewoven area of the shroud. Indeed, the patch was very carefully made. The yarn has the same twist as the main part of the cloth, and it was stained to match the color"

1 Comments:

At January 26, 2005 11:33 PM, Blogger J. said...

I read a book once about the shroud. This post was interesting. Thanks ... :)

 

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