|Rethinking the Carbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin.|
|Written by Sherry|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2007 21:58|
I happened to stumble tonight upon this PBS program about the Shroud of Turin and the new evidence that seems to contradict the carbon dating results which indicated that the cloth was medieval. The program is really very interesting, covers aspects of the case that I had never heard before, and definitely leans toward the possibility that the Shroud is first century.
The most compelling evidence is given at the end by one of the world's foremost experts on historic textiles. Before dealing with the Shroud, she studied and restored a priceless collection of ancient cloths, including the 13th-century grave garments of St. Anthony of Padua and of King Rudolph I of Bohemia, plus 11th-century liturgical vestments, the Tunic of Christ at Treves, and the cowl of St. Francis of Assisi.
She was the only person considered capable of doing repairs to the Shroud in 2002. On examining it, she was astonished to realize that the throud's very fine seam represented a kind of sewing that she had encountered only once before: in textiles used by the first century Jewish defenders of Masada!
Watch the show if you can or check out their extensive website information.