I will admit that the Shroud of Turin is one of those things that just fascinates me. I have no problem believing that it might be the genuine article, but my faith does not hinge on its validity one way or the other. This latest stir about it is interesting to read about though.
I found this to be worth further reading:
Rogers’ paper made an impact on the Shroud of Turin research community worldwide, because immediately after the results of the 1988 radiocarbon dating were made public, he was a leading voice asserting the shroud was a medieval forgery.
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Rogers concluded in his 2005 paper that the linen in the main body of the shroud had lost vanillin, much like the Dead Sea scroll linens, suggesting the shroud itself is much older than the radiocarbon dating had suggested, very possibly reaching back 2,000 years to the time of Jesus Christ.
So, what do you think about the Shroud of Turin?