The author dismisses 1988 carbon-14 dating tests which concluded that the linen sheet was a medieval fake.The shroud, which bears the faint image of a blood-covered man, is believed by some to be Christ's burial cloth.The radiocarbon dating method is based on the fact that radiocarbon is constantly being created in the atmosphere by the interaction of cosmic rays with atmospheric nitrogen.
The burial shroud purports to show the imprint of the face and body of a bearded man.
If queried for their opinion about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, probably 9 out of every 10 people would essentially say the same thing — carbon testing performed in 1988 clearly proved that the religious artifact was nothing more than a brilliantly conceived fraud.
I can’t say that I find fault with the Shroud’s critics, because I’ve seen the same evidence.
Tests and analysis eliminated any possibility the image on the fabric had been painted.
One test indicated that a copious amount of human blood had saturated the fabric after oozing from the gruesome wounds on the head and torso of the body that the shroud had covered.