"Individuals from different ethnic groups and geographical locations came into contact with the Shroud [of Turin] either in Europe (France and Turin) or directly in their own lands of origin (Europe, northeast Africa, Caucasus, Anatolia, Middle East and India)," study lead author Gianni Barcaccia, a geneticist at the University of Padua in Italy and lead author of the new study describing the DNA analysis, said in an email. 1390, lending credence to the notion that it was an elaborate fake created in the Middle Ages."We cannot say anything more on its origin." Long-standing debate On its face, the Shroud of Turin is an unassuming piece of twill cloth that bears traces of blood and a darkened imprint of a man's body. However, the Catholic Church only officially recorded its existence in A. 1353, when it showed up in a tiny church in Lirey, France. (Isotopes are forms of an element with a different number of neutrons.) What's more, the Gospel of Matthew notes that "the earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open" after Jesus was crucified.The Shroud reposes in the Cathedral of Turin, and is occasionally exhibited to the faithful.(This will happen again next year.) The image has degenerated substantially over the centuries.Source: One Episcopalian on Faith Over and over, we read in newspapers and blogs that the shroud was carbon dated thus proving it was medieval.Sometimes, a reporter will mitigate by mentioning that some people question the results.
To still accept the old carbon dating, we must also imagine that a comprehensive twelve page article in the scientific journal (Jul/Aug 2008) is simply wrong.
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They demonstrated that the sample area was significantly unlike the rest of the shroud.
In other words it is almost certain that the shroud itself was not carbon dated.