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Russians Claim Turin Shroud Is Fake

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Posted 14 November 2002 - 10:07 AM

Posted By Saruman on Thursday, November 14 2002

Subject: Russians Claim Turin Shroud Is Fake

Russian scientists say their calculations back the conclusion that the Turin Shroud, believed by some Christians to be the linen cloth in which Jesus Christ was buried almost 2,000 years ago, was in fact made only in the Middle Ages.

A 1988 study, authorised by the Vatican and conducted separately by carbon dating laboratories in Britain, Switzerland and the United States estimated the shroud to have been made some time between 1260 and 1390. That supported sceptics who had contended that the sacred relic, whose documented existence only started to surface in the 14th century, was a hoax.

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