Carbon-dating on Shroud of Turin maybe wrong, due to an earthquake

The shroud of Turin, a linen cloth with the alleged image of Jesus Christ, maybe thousands of years old after all. New research suggests that the carbon dating of 1988, that concluded that the shroud was only 728 years old, maybe influenced by an earthquake in 33 AD.

Researchers from the Turin university state that the released neutron emission induced the imprint on the shroud, rendering the carbon-14 dating method unreliable. According to historical sources, an earthquake didoccur in 33 AD. near Old Jerusalem, and it may have been strong enough to cause this kind of radiation.

The shroud of Turin is a major tourist attraction of the city. The local university tried to proof its authenticity on several occasions.

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