The Mummy at the Georges Labit Museum in Toulouse

Carbon dating on a mummy at the Georges Labit Museum in Toulouse, France showed that it was from about 1800 B.C.

The tests had laid waste to the opinion of some Egyptologists that it was only from around 700 B.C. That is a whopping difference of more than a thousand years. Thirty-eight hundred years old was the verdict. That should have been the end of it. But it wasn’t. Scientists had tested the mummy’s linen wrappings to arrive at the earlier date.  In 2009, only months before Dawkins’ book was published, scientist tested some bone taken from the mummy’s spine and concluded that the mummy was from about 700 B.C. after all. So, which is it? It is hard to say until someone can explain why the carbon dating of the linen cloth was so different than it was for the bone material. The floors of carbon dating laboratories are littered with such anomalies. In many cases these anomalies are eventually explained. Some have not been.

See: The Mummy at the Georges Labit Museum in Toulouse in chapter The Flat Earth Society

2 thoughts on “The Mummy at the Georges Labit Museum in Toulouse”

  1. the shroud has signs of the legs being broken iff you read the bible, it tells from the begining of Gods word to the end in john 19 verce 46 ,that not a bone of His body shall be brocken ,And listening to tapes on the greek written manuscripts even the name of our Lord Jesus was flogged surley iff you were a true believer you could not be led astry the Holy Spirit speaks to Gods children iff they listen

    1. I don’t agree that the legs look broken on the man of the Shroud. But even so, this is a literal reading of scripture which cannot be deemed scientific. I am a true believer but I don’t take scripture literally in the sense that it is a scientific description or a historical narrative that conforms to modern objective historical standards or even journalistic standards. Thanks for you opinion. We can both be true believers and still disagree on particulars.

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