Shroud of Turin from time of Christ, scientists hypothesize


Photo courtesy of The Telegraph.

Some have long suspected that the Shroud of Turin, which seems like an X-ray of a Christ-like figure, is a medieval forgery. After all, when Oxford University researchers tested a piece of the shroud in 1988 with radiocarbon dating, results showed it was  little more than 700 years old.

Not so fast, say Italian scientists, who have provided an interesting theory to explain the problem with radiocarbon dating and how the ghostly image appeared on the burial cloth. Continue reading