Until recent reports from San Antonio, most of the scientific world accepted the findings of carbon dating carried out in 1988.
The results said the shroud dated back to 1260-1390, much too new to be Jesus’ burial linen.
Most problematic in absorbing this spike in radiation has been charcoal, which scientists use frequently in their dating of ancient finds.
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The four pieces of cloth were: The laboratories agreed not to exchange results until they had given them first to the British Museum.
The results, together with a full write-up of the experiments and the calibration curves were published in an article in the magazine, Nature.