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2/13/2014 (2 years ago)

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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.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

2/13/2014 (2 years 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.

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The first historical reference to the Shroud of Turin was in the 14th century, when a French knight was said to have had possession of the cloth in the city of Lirey.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

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