Shroud of Turin – 1988 Carbon 14 test proves false

by Enrico Baccarini©– Looking into the deep of Holy Shroud mysteries, some recent evolutions about this relic and its origin appear to have been issued silently, giving them only few circulation without any right value .

That’s what happened for Raymond Rogers‘s last volitions, a video taped testimony where he says that 1988 radiocarbon C-14 dating “was not valid” and where falsed by a piece of tissue cutted by the Relic more recent than the relic itself and that come from a medieval mending.

British scientists Professor Edward Hall, Dr. Michael Tite, and Dr. Robert Hedges announcing the results of the carbon dating of the Shroud of Turin at a press conference held at the British Museum on October 13, 1988.

In 1978, together with several other scientists, Rogers was invited to personally examine the Shroud of Turin in Italy. He collected measurements and samples of fibers and materials for further analysis. After many years of silence, in his last work, Rogers found that the Carbon-14 sample was taken from a mended area of the Shroud that contained significant amounts of newer material. So the famous dating was invalided by a mistake.

Rogers died on March 8, 2005 shortly after his article was published in Thermochimica Acta (Volume 425, pages 189-194, by Raymond N. Rogers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California) .

In another paper published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Melanoidins with Anna Arnoldi, of the University of Milan, Rogers reported finding indisputable chemical evidence of a repair patch. He found dyestuff and spliced threads. Others scholar, using scanning electronic microscopes and advanced spectral analysis tools have confirmed his findings. Rogers doesn’t simply prove that the sample was invalid. Rogers provides alternative ways to understand that the Shroud was certainly older than the 1988 C14 dating debacle implied.

At present time famous C14 dating don’t rewroted history of Holy Shroud but say to us like bad analysis could deform reality! Only a sincere spirit of discovery could write in next future a new page in this relic mysteries!

The SUN newspaper edition of 12 January 2011 spoke about Roger new revelation. This is the link!

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