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March 28, 2013 - 5:30 pm

What many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus, better known as the Shroud of Turin, is back in the news and not just because it is the start of Easter weekend.

new book released today based on an extensive scientific study by Professor Giulio Fanti and journalist Saverio Gaeta, dates the Shroud of Turin to around the time when Jesus was crucified, which was thought to be 30 AD. These experiments were conducted at the University of Padua in Italy and debunk carbon dating experiments in 1988 that dated the Shroud to around 1500 AD.

However, the carbon dating has been questioned by many in the scientific community for decades since it was an outer piece of the Shroud that was tested — a piece that was added later after the Shroud survived a cathedral fire in the 1500’s. This same fire scorched the Shroud and left the distinctive burn marks on the outer edges as seen on the Shroud image above.

Here are scientific details about these new findings in the book as reported by the Vatican Insider:

What’s new about this book are Fanti’s recent findings, which are also about to be published in a specialist magazine and assessed by a scientific committee. The research includes three new tests, two chemical ones and one mechanical one. The first two were carried out with an FT-IR system, so using infra-red light, and the other using Raman spectroscopy. The third was a multi-parametric mechanical test based on five different mechanical parameters linked to the voltage of the wire. The machine used to examine the Shroud’s fibres and test traction, allowed researchers to examine tiny fibres alongside about twenty samples of cloth dated between 3000 BC and 2000 AD.

The new tests carried out in the Universityof Padua labs were carried out by a number of university professors from various Italian universities and agree that the Shroud dates back to the period when Jesus Christ was crucified in Jerusalem. Final results show that the Shroud fibres examined produced the following dates, all of which are 95% certain and centuries away from the medieval dating obtained with Carbon-14 testing in 1988: the dates given to the Shroud after FT-IR testing, is 300 BC ±400, 200 BC ±500 after Raman testing and 400 AD ±400 after multi-parametric mechanical testing. The average of all three dates is 33 BC  ±250 years. The book’s authors observed that the uncertainty of this date is less than the single uncertainties and the date is compatible with the historic date of Jesus’ death on the cross, which historians claim occurred in 30 AD.

Stay tuned because this could be a major breakthrough providing more proof that the Shroud of Turin really is the burial cloth of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

Myra Adams is a media producer, writer, and political observer who served on the McCain Ad Council during the 2008 McCain campaign, and on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team. Her columns have appeared on PJ Media, National Review, The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, RedState, BizPacReview and Liberty Unyielding. . Myra's web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity. Follow Myra on Twitter @MyraKAdams

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yeah, we'll just ignore the 500 years in that pesky +/- 250 thingy
1 year ago
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You are missing the point. The cloth can no longer be considered a "Middle Age forgery. THAT is the big news my friend.
1 year ago
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i didn't miss the point at all. i have been intrigued by the Shroud since before you were born. the problem i have is not that it is no longer considered a "Middle Age forgery" it is with the manipulation to give the 33+/- number then the dismissal of half a millenium. i hope the Shroud is real. i hope that it is shown to be real without the ignoring of the flaws in the argument.
THAT is my point my friend
1 year ago
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I see the comments form Christians here, but I do not read any comments on Easter a pagan holiday. Isn't the last day of Passover what we Christians should Honor?

Not a Pagan Goddess, or a spring pagan holiday the Universal Church brought into the faith. Is this Goddess the earth Mother who came to earth in a egg? What about the bunnies? Is it because Tammuz love bunnies?

1 year ago
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We don't celebrate Easter moonie, we celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God.
We call it Easter for your convenience. So you can make snarky comments and denigrate Christianity.
Your Welcome.
1 year ago
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Are people who believe in the shroud's authenticity Marks-on-Linenists?
1 year ago
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Hey Mr. Buzzsawmonkey:
If this was a photo caption contest YOU WOULD WIN.
1 year ago
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The shroud simply cannot be duplicated in any way. It is utterly unique in all of human history. Skeptics just don't like the inevitable conclusions of its authenticity. The reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ means they have to change their behavior and they just won't do that.
1 year ago
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And so it is with all the secular humanists, atheists, libtards,muslims and other occultists. The gauntlet is down and we Christians must fight itwith strength, truth and faith.
1 year ago
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Bless you for your wisdom!
1 year ago
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