The new examination dates the shroud to between 300 BC and 400 AD, which would put it in the era of Christ.
If new testing did not disprove the authenticity, it could bring a lot more people to Christianity.He said the results are the outcome of 15 years of research. 13— The Roman Catholic Church announced today that the Shroud of Turin, venerated by millions of Christians over the centuries as the burial cloth of Jesus, could not be authentic because new scientific tests show that the linen dates from the Middle Ages.They aim to finally halt the steady criticisms since the dating that suddenly dashed the hopes of those touting the cloth's authenticity; it is claimed that it is the very shroud in which the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion. The italian translation of the article by Sciences et Avenir. Timothy Jull, a long-standing figure in the story and in a privileged position for playing the part, today brought out major artillery…12.39 milligrams of linen, measuring only 0.5 cm by 1 cm.As he explained to Sciences et Avenir, it is "a piece of the shroud sample, which his Tucson laboratory received on 14 April 1988” - which he had cut, set aside and assumed something of a caretaker role for.