Carbon dating shroud of turin Jungs nach einem treffen fragen
The most recent critique argues that the samples used for the 1987 test were taken from an edge of the Shroud that was not simply patched in the middle ages, but patched with a difficult-to-detect interweaving.
The Carbon-14 tests (it is argued) were therefore compromised.
The most recent finding again suggests that the crucified man was tortured. The cloth is consistent with fabrics from first-century Israel, but not with medieval Europe.
A forger would have had to not only forge the image, but would have had to have detailed knowledge of linen weaves of the first century and then not only reproduce it, but age it convincingly.
When he developed the negative he noticed that it showed a positive image of a human face.
He concluded that the image itself was therefore, in effect, a photographic negative.
The fact that the bloodstains retain their reddish colour is evidence that the blood came from a person under extreme duress.
It is not burned on in a conventional heat application method.
Instead it is seared on to the cloth with a technology that has yet to be explained.
Like a tennis ball, the hypotheses are whacked back and forth.
One scientist proposes a new idea of how the mysterious Shroud could have been produced only to have another researcher argue that it was impossible.