"We cannot say anything more on its origin." The new findings don't rule out either the notion that the long strip of linen is a medieval forgery or that it's the true burial shroud of Jesus Christ, the researchers said. 1390, lending credence to the notion that it was an elaborate fake created in the Middle Ages.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.) But critics argued that the researchers used patched-up portions of the cloth to date the samples, which could have been much younger than the rest of the garment. A new analysis of DNA from the Shroud of Turin reveals that people from all over the world have touched the venerated garment."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.But what we should be reading, if scientific accuracy is important, is that the carbon dating is well understood to be invalid. Thanks to the Internet, many of today’s readers are well informed and this makes reporters’ stories that mostly rely on regurgitated old information look lame.What is being reported in peer-reviewed scientific journals and at scientific conference is very different than what is being reported in main stream media. Because, invariably, any reporting about the shroud falls under the general category of religion which is often a subcategory of something called lifestyle. The new information, well documented in ethical scientific journals, doesn’t prove that the shroud is authentic. But it does show that the single scientific argument having any peer-reviewed gravitas, has crumbled.In January 2011, over two decades after the momentous Nature (1) article dating the Shroud of Turin to between 12, one of the original authors was back on the debate's front lines.Englishman Timothy Jull is irrefutably a leading specialist in accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating.
This ends polemic claiming specialists had previously dated the cloth with a sample taken from a part of the shroud rewoven in the Middle Ages.Only part of the sample entrusted to the American laboratory was destroyed in the dating process, however; a small part was preserved, Jull revealed today. Freed, specialised in fabrics from archaeological periods, he explains her microphotography analysis in detail.The publication is brief but radical, illustrated with seven photos with a few French words to make the point, that say: “a picture is worth a thousand words (proverb)".You can find a more detailed report about their research on the .The third was a multi-parametric mechanical test based on five different mechanical parameters linked to the voltage of the wire."Today, thanks to a multidisciplinary work promoted by the University of Padua and lasting fifteen years, the team led by Giulio Fanti shows that the radiocarbon dating has been distorted by environmental contamination, and goes right back to the early death of Jesus that traces of dust, pollen and spores from the Middle East to direct, that the body has been depicted on the linen, violence told in the Gospels of the Passion, and the image was produced by the exceptional radiation developed at the time of the resurrection.