Radiocarbon 14 dating of the shroud of turin
I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s.I am persuaded by the evidence that the Shroud of Turin is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ and bears His crucified and resurrected image. Tibor Szarvas This is my response in this separate post, to your two-part comment of 21 January 2019 under my post, "`Poker holes' #29: Other marks and images: The evidence is overwhelming that the Turin Shroud is authentic!But my hacking theory can and does (and is the only theory to date) which plausibly explains why the first-century Shroud had a 1325±65 radiocarbon date.
More drastic treatments to destroy the contaminants would inevitably damage the flax fibres themselves".2) It cannot plausibly explain why the first century Shroud's radiocarbon date was shifted thirteen centuries into the future to the `bull's eye' date, 1325 /- 65, the midpoint of which `just happened' to be a mere ~30 years before the Shroud first appeared in undisputed history at Lirey, France in ~1355."there were always present different microorganism on the Shroud for many hundred years to date. Water that was poured into the casket to extinguish the fire would have turned to steam.This would likely have killed any bacteria then on the Shroud, resetting your bacterial `clock' back to zero.Which is that microbial contamination (and in fact any contamination with new carbon 14):1) While it can explain why the first century Shroud would not have a first century radiocarbon date, due to new carbon that the radiocarbon dating pre-cleaning process could not remove:"In 1532 the Shroud was being kept inside a silver casket stored in the Sainte Chapelle, Chambéry, when a fire nearly destroyed the building.The intense heat melted a corner of the casket, scorching the folded linen within, and producing the now familiar scorch marks on the Shroud.