Carbon dating of shroud of turin
that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence.
Other markings are compatible with what could have been a crown of thorns. Like the crucified Jesus in Gospel accounts, the man in the Shroud had no broken bones.
On closer examination, you can spot bruises (from beatings? ), and the back of his shoulders (from carrying a heavy cross? The Shroud, the most studied, analyzed, and tested religious relic in the world, has spawned a vast, global field of scientific study, called “sindonology,” but still baffles scientists. For brevity’s sake, I will only scratch the surface (so to speak).
In 2012, Fanti concluded that an electrical charge in the form of radiation is what likely caused the man’s image to be imprinted on the Shroud.
He has also dated the Shroud to the time of Jesus, debunking the flawed carbon-14 testing conducted in 1988.
“While the Shroud of Turin shows both a double body image [the body’s front and back, as the cloth was wrapped around the body] and human bloodstains, the Sudarium of Oviedo only shows human bloodstains consistent with the blood principally coming out from the mouth and nose,” Fanti tells me.
Bennett adds that the “new research establishes approximately 20 points of correlation [between the Shroud and the Sudarium], which more than satisfies the standards of proof used by most judicial systems around the world, which require only 8 to10.” My own keen interest in the Shroud led me to visit Turin in 2010 and again in 2015, the last two occasions when the Shroud was on public display.
Having written about it for years, I have forged relationships with some of the most renowned experts, including Russ Breault, president of the Shroud of Turin Education Project Inc., and Barrie Schwortz, who founded Shroud.com, the first and most comprehensive Shroud site.