Thursday, January 27, 2005

Attention Shroud Buffs

The BBC and other news organizations are reporting that prior carbon-14 dating performed on the Shroud of Turin (which dated the shroud somewhere between A.D. 1260 to 1390 ) was actually performed on a "patch" placed there in medieval times by those who attempted to "fix" the shroud after it suffered fire damage. The latest estimate is that the shroud is somewhere between 1,300 and 3,000 years old.