Carbon Dating Of Shroud Of Turin Affected By Radiation?
Italian researchers have developed a new theory that would date the famous Shroud of Turin to the time of Jesus.By Candice Aviles | February 12, 2014
Italian researchers have developed a new theory that would date the famous Shroud of Turin to the time of Jesus — and still explain why attempts to date the shroud have come up with a medieval age.
The Shroud of Turin is traditionally held to be the burial cloth of Jesus. It's imprinted with the image of a man's face and torso. But radiocarbon dating of the cloth in 1988 showed it likely came from the 13th century, not the first century when Jesus is thought to have lived. (Via BBC)
The researchers say they believe they've discovered a way the shroud could be authentic but still date to medieval times: a magnitude-8.2 earthquake in ancient Jerusalem. (Via CBS)