The Turin Shroud is a fake. In the latest, but almost certainly not final instalment, they have used modern forensic techniques to show that apparent blood spatters on the shroud could only have been produced by someone moving to adopt different poses — rather than lying still, in the manner of a dead and yet to be resurrected Messiah. Forensic scientist Dr Matteo Borrini of Liverpool John Moores University and Luigi Garlaschelli of the University of Pavia used a living volunteer and real and synthetic blood to try to simulate possible ways that the apparent bloodstains could have got onto the shroud. This could be consistent with someone who had been crucified with their arms held in a Y shape. Unfortunately for shroud believers, however, the forearm blood stains would require the dead body to have been wrapped in the shroud with their arms in a different position — held almost vertically above their head, rather than at an angle of 45 degrees.
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Choosing the right physical technique to analyze paintings can make all the difference when it comes to ascertaining their authenticity. This is the first time it has been possible to identify a fake painting by relying on the anomalous behavior of the concentration of the radioactive form of carbon 14C in the atmosphere after to date the canvas. They performed tests based on techniques including X-ray radiography and scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-Ray spectrometry. Though they demonstrated that the fibers in the canvases differed and that different pigments were used in the two paintings, they did not arrive at conclusive evidence. This study shows that it was necessary to perform an analysis using accelerator mass spectrometry of a sample of the canvas to conclusively date the painting. The authors relied on the particularities of 14C concentration in the atmosphere, which are well-known for the period ranging from the mids to the present.
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Radiocarbon dating is a key tool archaeologists use to determine the age of plants and objects made with organic material. But new research shows that commonly accepted radiocarbon dating standards can miss the mark -- calling into question historical timelines. Archaeologist Sturt Manning and colleagues have revealed variations in the radiocarbon cycle at certain periods of time, affecting frequently cited standards used in archaeological and historical research relevant to the southern Levant region, which includes Israel, southern Jordan and Egypt. These variations, or offsets, of up to 20 years in the calibration of precise radiocarbon dating could be related to climatic conditions. Pre-modern radiocarbon chronologies rely on standardized Northern and Southern Hemisphere calibration curves to obtain calendar dates from organic material.
The carbon dating results of the Shroud of Turin showing a date range from AD to was a severe blow to the believers of the Shroud of Turin. Most of these believers continued their belief and ardent veneration of the Shroud of Turin. They would not give up their belief that the Shroud of Turin is genuine and assumed that the Carbon dating of the Jesus Cloth must be wrong. The skeptics of the Shroud of Turin had a field day by mocking the believers, especially since it exactly coincided with the first appearance of the Shroud in Lirey in Now though, the fact that the carbon dating was indeed wrong because they tested a contaminated sample of the Shroud, has come a blessing for the believers in the Shroud of Turin.