Carbon 14 dating and the shroud of turin
This ruled it out as the possible burial cloth that wrapped the body of Christ.That led to the then Cardinal of Turin, Anastasio Alberto Ballestrero, admitting the garment was a hoax.'Older date' "The fact that vanillin cannot be detected in the lignin on shroud fibres, Dead Sea scrolls linen and other very old linens indicates that the shroud is quite old," Mr Rogers writes."A determination of the kinetics of vanillin loss suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old." In the 1988 study, scientists from three universities concluded that the cloth dated from some time between 12.Richard, Edmonton, Canada While I find the discussion on this article, and its age, interesting historically, it has no effect on my faith.Trusting that Jesus was the Son of God come to earth to take on a human body, and then crucified taking on the sins of the world, to return from the dead and then to be resurrected to heaven is enough.
"This stuff was manipulated - it was coloured on purpose." In the study, he analysed and compared the sample used in the 1988 tests with other samples from the famous cloth.Vanillin is produced by the thermal decomposition of lignin, a chemical compound found in plant material such as flax.Levels of vanillin in material such as linen fall over time.The 4m-long linen sheet was damaged in several fires since its existence was first recorded in France in 1357, including a church blaze in 1532.
It is said to have been restored by nuns who patched the holes and stitched the shroud to a reinforcing material known as the Holland cloth.But, says Mr Minor, "the church is very hesitant, very reluctant for that to be done, because they've been given so many conflicting opinions". However, I wonder why nobody considered the patch idea earlier.