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Breaking News: Turin shroud ‘older than thought’

September 6, 2008

Yes, the masthead of the blog says, “Breaking News.” The link given is to a BBC article dated January 31, 2005.

The Shroud of Turin is much older than suggested by radiocarbon dating carried out in the 1980s, according to a new study in a peer-reviewed journal.A research paper published in Thermochimica Acta suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old. BBC Article…

BUT, THE BREAKING NEWS IS that in his presentation on August 15, 2008, at  Ohio State University, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) chemist, Robert Villarreal, disclosed startling new findings proving that the sample of material used in 1988 to Carbon-14 (C-14) date the Shroud of Turin, which categorized the cloth as a medieval fake, could not have been from the original linen cloth because it was cotton. His work confirms the research published in Thermochimica Acta (Jan. 2005) and reported in the OLD BBC Article…

Nonetheless, it is good to be reminded. See VARDIOUS – ASPECTS :: World News Briefing: Turin shroud ‘older than thought’. It includes links to supporting information.

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