Carbon dating of the turin shroud
But the abstract describes "an experimental protocol by which special wrist and foot attachment mechanisms safely and realistically suspend the male subjects on a full-size cross." The researchers used the image on the cloth to work out the mechanics of the crucifixion, such as where the nails were hammered in, according to the abstract.They tried to re-create these features when they placed each volunteer on the cross.Forensic evidence revealed the blood stains on the cloth came from a vertical position as if someone were standing over it.This would mean the stains are not consistent with someone who had just been crucified.
He discovered that the palms of hands don’t carry the weight of the body.“The only place that would is the wrist, which is where the wound is on the body in the shroud.”Despite carbon dating essentially disproving the Shroud of Turin was Jesus’ burial cloth, Mr Rolfe believes the mystery is still open. I have hopes of making a new film which will bring it all up to date.”More recent research has also suggested the Turin Shroud was a fake.
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