Carbon dating turin
The front and the back of the crucified man is shown, the front on one end of the cloth and the back on the other end with the head meeting towards the middle.
The hands of the man are crossed while the knees are slightly bent.
Does this not suffice to answer the students’ questions? The crazy idea was that the Shroud had been mended and the samples were from that mending job.
What Rogers discovered was that the crazy idea seemed to be right.
Blood covers the Shroud especially at the nail marks on the hands and feet.
Part of the metal storage case melted and fell on the cloth, leaving burns, and efforts to extinguish the fire left water stains. In 1534, nuns sewed patches over the fire-damaged areas and attached a full-size support cloth to the back of the Shroud. The Shroud was moved to Turin in 1578, where it remains to this day.
She was surprised to find a peculiar stitching pattern in the seam of one long side of the Shroud, where a three-inch wide strip of the same original fabric was sewn onto a larger segment.
The stitching pattern, which she says was the work of a professional, is quite similar to the hem of a cloth found in the tombs of the Jewish fortress of Masada. This kind of stitch has never been found in Medieval Europe.
A team of researchers took three samples from the Shroud and dated them using radiocarbon at three independent laboratories.
The test deemed that the Shroud dated to around 1260-1390 A. thus seemingly proving that the Shroud was a medieval hoax. Further tests seem to elevate the probability of the Shroud’s authenticity.