Shroud of turin carbon 14 dating
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.
Like a tennis ball, the hypotheses are whacked back and forth.
One scientist proposes a new idea of how the mysterious Shroud could have been produced only to have another researcher argue that it was impossible.
The image of the man on the Shroud can be read by 3D imaging technology. In addition, medieval paintings show the nails in the palm of Christ’s hands, the Shroud shows the nail wounds in his wrists which is anatomically correct.
The flesh of the palms would not have supported the weight of the man’s body. 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.
He then proceeded to produce a Shroud-like image on a piece of linen using his theoretical process.
However, the imaging expert Barrie Schwortz, not himself a Christian, has challenged Allen’s work, which he says only accounts for some of the Shroud’s properties.
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.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.A different sort of dating test was conducted by Giulio Fanti of Padua University in 2013.This technology uses infra-red light and spectroscopy to measure the radiation intensity through wavelengths, and from these measurements a date can be calculated.
Fanti’s method dated fibres from the Shroud to 300 BC–400 AD.