Shroud of turin carbon dating results
And even though I want to believe that it belonged to Jesus, I think it would be better if it remained a mystery.
Benjamin, Pittsburgh, USA Time heals all wounds, solves all mystery, and buries all truth. This debate will only be solved after UFOs and the Kennedy assassination.
Frank Wognum, Duffort, France I think that regardless of whether it is or is not Christ's burial cloth, testing should still be allowed to take place.
Raymond Rogers says his research and chemical tests show the material used in the 1988 radiocarbon analysis was cut from a medieval patch woven into the shroud to repair fire damage.
It was this material that was responsible for an invalid date being assigned to the original shroud cloth, he argues.
These tests revealed the presence of a chemical called vanillin in the radiocarbon sample and in the Holland cloth, but not the rest of the shroud.
Vanillin is produced by the thermal decomposition of lignin, a chemical compound found in plant material such as flax.