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New evidence confirms age of Shroud of Turin

Catholic World News - March 27, 2013

New experiments conducted at the University of Padua have confirmed that the Shroud of Turin dates back to the time of Christ.

Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement, cooperated with Saverio Gaeta to produce a new book, Il Mistero della Sindone (“The Mystery of the Shroud”), which cites the evidence of the new tests, conducted on fibers taken from the Shroud.

The latest experiments add to the growing body of evidence that suggests the Shroud is indeed the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. One group of researchers, after making Carbon-14 tests, claimed that the cloth was manufactured in medieval times. Several questions had already been raised about the accuracy of that Carbon-14 study; now the new tests provide separate confirmation of a much earlier date.

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