I love these kinds of mysteries on the borders of the explicable, the sort of stuff you find in books such as Paul Badde’s .All these phenomena frustrate the predicative and calculative understandings of reason, which is not to say that those are the only understandings of reason available to us.
The new examination dates the shroud to between 300 BC and 400 AD, which would put it in the era of Christ.
It determined that the earlier results may have been skewed by contamination from fibers used to repair the cloth when it was damaged by fire in the Middle Ages, the British newspaper reported.
Many experts have stood by a 1988 carbon-14 dating of scraps of the cloth carried out by labs in Oxford, Zurich and Arizona that dated it from 1260 to 1390, which, of course, would rule out its used during the time of Christ.
The new test, by scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy, used the same fibers from the 1988 tests but disputes the findings.
The cloth has been kept at the cathedral since 1578.
Actually, the news is from 2013, but you probably still think it’s a medieval fake.