Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

2/13/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Radiation from earthquake may have confused carbon dating and created image on cloth

Carbon dating tests conducted in 1988 on the Shroud of Turin suggested the cloth was only 728 years old, and therefore the faint apparition of a crucified man - believed to be Jesus Christ, was likely to be a forgery. Now, scientists say an earthquake back in 33 A.D. may have confused carbon dating techniques - and the released radiation could be responsible for the image on the cloth.

Scientists have suggested previously that neutron radiation may have been responsible for the ghostly image of a crucified man with his arms crossed. No plausible explanation has been offered for the source of the radiation.

Scientists have suggested previously that neutron radiation may have been responsible for the ghostly image of a crucified man with his arms crossed. No plausible explanation has been offered for the source of the radiation.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/13/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Shroud of Turin, Italy, carbon dating, earthquake


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - An Italian team at the Politecnico di Torino claims that a powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake which happened in Old Jerusalem the year of Christ's crucifixion would have been strong enough to release neutron particles from crushed rock.

The resulting flood of neutrons may have imprinted an X-ray-like image onto the linen burial cloth by reacting with nitrogen nuclei.

This beautiful crib medal can be purchased by going here --

Scientists say that the radiation emissions caused by an earthquake may have confused carbon dating tests conducted in 1988.

The first historical reference to the Shroud of Turin was in the 14th century, when a French knight was said to have had possession of the cloth in the city of Lirey.

The Shroud reportedly changed hands many times until 1578, when it ended up in its current home, the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.

The 14-foot long herringbone woven cloth shows the faint imprint of a man bearing wounds consistent with crucifixion. A lawyer named Secondo Pia took the first known photograph of the cloth in 1898. The photographic negative revealed new details, including marked facial features that were hidden to the naked eye.

Radiation emissions would have increased the level of carbon-14 isotopes - atomic strains of carbon - in the Shroud.

"We believe it is possible that neutron emissions by earthquakes could have induced the image formation on the Shroud's linen fibers, through thermal neutron capture on nitrogen nuclei, and could also have caused a wrong radiocarbon dating," Professor Alberto Carpinteri, from the Politecnico di Torino says.

Other scientists had suggested previously that neutron radiation may have been responsible for the ghostly image of a crucified man with his arms crossed. No plausible explanation has been offered for the source of the radiation.

Some say that it came from the body itself, or was generated by an event inside the tomb, pointing to a divine origin linked to the resurrection.

Carpinteri's team believes earthquake-induced high pressure waves in the Earth's crust may be an overlooked natural source.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Europe

Pope's 'who am I to judge' put to test with appointment of French gay ambassador to Vatican Watch

Image of France nominated Laurent Stefanini earlier this year. The Vatican has yet to accept the appointment. Stefanini, a Catholic who worked for years in the French Embassy at the Vatican, is openly gay.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Of being gay, Pope Francis exclaimed, "Who am I to judge?" Vatican-watchers say that is now being put to the test with the first openly gay ambassador to the Vatican, Laurent Stefanini from France awaiting approval. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - France ... continue reading


Terrorist attack plans AGAINST THE VATICAN unveiled during police raids in Italy Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An al-Qaeda-linked terror cell, who once had direct contact with Osama bin Laden and planned an attack on the Vatican, has been uncovered and broken up during raids by the Italian police this week. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The group in question is believed ... continue reading


North African immigrants flooding Italy - as many as 200,000 could be there in a year Watch

Image of Arrivals of migrants usually spike in the spring and summer months due to more inclement weather in the Mediterranean.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Italy has become a gateway for many African and Middle Easterners fleeing their war-torn lands for peace and prosperity. It is estimated that as many as 5,000 migrants a week arrive in Italy by sea from North African ports. This is leading to a crisis, with ... continue reading


Pope urges Christians and Jews to UNITE to defeat persecution in Europe Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Meeting with a 30-member delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, Pope Francis said that European Christians and Jews must stand together to defend one another from discrimination and persecution around the world. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The ... continue reading


Money running out, Greek government orders raid on government coffers Watch

Image of Hopes of securing a deal by the end of the month have faded, following a fraught week in which debt drama moved temporarily to Washington for the IMF's spring conference.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Greek government has ordered a mandatory transfer of cash reserves from state-owned enterprises to the central bank. The action is a frantic bid to gather enough cash to remain solvent. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Citing "extremely urgent and ... continue reading


HISTORIC MEETING: Pope Francis meets with rabbis to decry growing anti-Semitism in Europe Watch

Image of In the face of rampant secularism in Europe and other parts of the world, Pope Francis suggested that Jews and Christians have a co-responsibility to keep faith in God alive.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis met in the Vatican with a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis, the first time a pope has ever met with the Conference. Foremost in the meeting were the troubling "anti-Semitic trends in Europe." The Pope called it a cause for worry, ... continue reading


Muslim migrants threw Nigerian and Ghana Christians overboard, police say Watch

Image of More than 10,000 people have arrived on Italian shores from Libya since last weekend alone.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Muslims among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat killed 12 fellow passengers by throwing them overboard because they were Christians, Italian police say. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - At least 15 people have been arrested on suspicion of ... continue reading


Rare phenomenon 'worm rainfall' observed in Norway, scientists still baffled Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thousands of earthworms were observed falling from the sky across the southern part of Norway, which still baffles the scientists. The rare phenomenon was sighted by a Biology teacher Karstein Erstad, as he was skiing in the mountains near Bergen last weekend. ... continue reading


Pope Francis is part of 'evil front' against Turkey, prime minister declares Watch

Image of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Pope Francis of being part of an

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Pope Francis of being part of an "evil front" plotting against his country. The Pope used the term "genocide" in describing the massacre of one million Armenians during the Ottoman Empire in 1915. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Vatican-backed exorcism course warns of 'beautiful young vampires' Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Beautiful young vampires," in vitro fertilization and gay rights were among the warnings for possession presented during a Vatican-backed exorcism course. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Vampires from pop culture Hollywood films, like Twilight and True Blood, were ... continue reading


All Europe News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 11:19-26
19 Those who had scattered because of the persecution ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 87:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
1 [Of the sons of Korah Psalm Song] With its ... Read More

Gospel, John 10:22-30
22 It was the time of the feast of Dedication in ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for April 28th, 2015 Image

St. Peter Chanel
April 28: In St. Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr (Feast day - April 28) ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter