Carbon dating the shroud

Fanti’s method dated fibres from the Shroud to 300 BC–400 AD.Of course, there are critics who argue that Fanti’s methods are unreliable.In 1987 the Shroud was subjected to carbon-14 dating technology which dated it to the 13th century.

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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 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.

When he developed the negative he noticed that it showed a positive image of a human face.

He concluded that the image itself was therefore, in effect, a photographic negative.

There is now a mountain of evidence about the Shroud, but too many dismiss the possibility of the Shroud’s authenticity based on the Carbon-14 dating alone.

However, a good detective does not rely on one piece of evidence. Here are the pieces of evidence which I find compelling. It is not a stain, nor is it painted on the Shroud.

Not only can scientists and historians not reproduce the image using medieval technologies, they can’t reproduce it with modern technology.

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