The setting for the radiocarbon dating of the shroud
Enzo Delorenzi, also a member of the Turin Commission, made the very significant statement: …I should like to mention the impression I received during the course of my examination, namely, that more pairs of hands have carried out the darning than is suggested in the historical records (the four Clarissas of Chambery, the Blessed Valfre and the Princess Clotilde). 111) In light of the compelling evidence that we are about to present, we believe that the theory that the Shroud has literally been patched with medieval material from the 16 th century, in the C-14 sample itself, explains the medieval carbon dating results.
Furthermore, several other sindonologists have identified various anomalies that also seem to point to undocumented repairs (Gervasio, 1986: 264, 268), which adds credence to the hypothesis that the C-14 sample area may have been similarly enhanced.
The most recent was in 1973 after Professor Gilbert Raes, a member of the Turin Commission that studied the Shroud in 19, was given some samples.
But is it possible that other undocumented repairs were made to the Shroud?
This tome makes the "Da Vinci Code" look downright lackluster: Rows of text scrawled on visibly aged parchment, flowing around intricately drawn illustrations depicting plants, astronomical charts and human figures bathing in perhaps the fountain of youth.
At first glance, the "Voynich manuscript" appears to be not unlike any other antique work of writing and drawing.
it on the backburner."Then in late March 2014, I added a later note: "PS: Further to the above, see my series, "Were the radiocarbon dating laboratories duped by a computer hacker? So by mid-March 2014 my hacker theory was well underway!
This paper, previously presented on August 28, 2000 at the Worldwide Congress "Sindone 2000" in Orvieto, Italy, presents evidence that the sample tested by the three AMS labs contained a "patch" of material from the 16th Century.
The authors examine the theory that this extraneous material was skillfully spliced into the 1st Century original Shroud cloth in the C-14 sample used by the laboratories for testing.
": part 1 [18Feb14], part 2 [20Feb14], part 3 [22Feb14], "Summary" [07Mar14] and "My replies to Dr.
EVIDENCE FOR THE SKEWING OF THE C-14 DATING OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN DUE TO REPAIRS BY JOSEPH G. SUE BENFORD © 2000 All Rights Reserved Reprinted by Permission Abstract: In 1988, Carbon-14 findings from three Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS) Labs independently dated a sample removed from the Shroud of Turin: unarguably the most widely studied linen cloth in history. D.; thus, leading to the conclusion that the cloth originated in the middle ages.