I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s. Which is about the length of the Ninety Mile Beach in Victoria, Australia, only a part of which is shown right. M., 2012, "New Photographs of Arizona Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory Samples," Shroud.com, November 21.
I am persuaded by the evidence that the Shroud of Turin is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ and bears His crucified and resurrected image. This is part #1 of my concluding summary of the evidence that the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin as "mediaeval ... Therefore the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud as "1260-1390" has effectively no chance of being correct, given that the Shroud is authentic (see above), and therefore first century. Hall stated it was "totally impossible" (his emphasis) that the Shroud could have a radiocarbon date of 1260-1390, yet its actual date was "AD 100" or less.■ Conventional explanations of the discrepancy all fail. T., 2010, "Investigating a Dated [sic] Piece of the Shroud of Turin," Radiocarbon, Vol 52, No 4.
He found madder root dye, an organic gum and aluminum presumably as the dying mordant alum.
He found splices dyed so that newer thread appeared as yellowed by age as older thread.
AD 1260-1390' was the result of a computer hacking." The next post in this series is part #2.■ In 1988 the Shroud of Turin was radiocarbon dated to 1260-1390 [#10(1) & #1]. Similarly, Benford and Marino's invisible reweaving repair theory requires that the repair be "approximately 60 percent of the C-14 sample consisting of 16th century threads while approximately 40 percent were 1st century in origin".
Between May and August 1988, three radiocarbon dating laboratories at universities in Arizona, Zurich and Oxford, all using the same new Accelerator Mass spectrometry (AMS) method, radiocarbon dated samples that had been cut from the Shroud on 21 April 1988. Oxford laboratory did find some old cotton threads in their sample, but they were only "two or three fibres". Hall estimated that it would require "65 per cent of the mass of the shroud ...
Tests and analysis eliminated any possibility the image on the fabric had been painted.
One test indicated that a copious amount of human blood had saturated the fabric after oozing from the gruesome wounds on the head and torso of the body that the shroud had covered. Rogers, a chemist from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California.The abstract of the paper reads: Preliminary estimates of the kinetics constants for the loss of vanillin from lignin indicate a much older age for the cloth than the radiocarbon analyses.They all concluded the alleged fake shroud was supposedly manufactured sometime between 12 AD, ostensibly for no other reason than to fool a lot of people and legitimize belief in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.Interestingly, the STURP experiments produced a puzzling mix of results.AD 1260-1390" was the result of a computer hacking, allegedly by Arizona radiocarbon dating laboratory physicist Timothy W. [#10(2) & #1] Attempts by Shroud pro-authenticists to explain by conventional means the discrepancy between the Shroud being 1st century, yet its radiocarbon date is 1260-1390, all fail.• Carbon contamination.