In collaboration with Anna Arnoldi of the University of Milan, Rogers wrote a paper arguing that the repair was a very real possibility.The material Rogers studied was from an area directly adjacent to the carbon 14 sample, an area known as the Raes corner. This was unexpected and and completely inexplicable. Fibers have popped out of the central part of the thread, and the fibers from the two ends point in opposite directions.Rogers also found alizarin, a dye produced from Madder root.The dye appeared to have been used to match new yarn to older age-yellowed yarn.I will list the main headings as bullet-points, linking them back to my previous "My theory ..." posts on those topics. In fact Arizona laboratory still has an undated part of its Shroud sample as it came from Turin, and it has "no evidence for either coatings or dyes, and only minor contaminants".
Between May and August 1988, three radiocarbon dating laboratories at universities in Arizona, Zurich and Oxford, all using the same new Accelerator Mass spectrometry (AMS) method, radiocarbon dated samples that had been cut from the Shroud on 21 April 1988. Oxford laboratory did find some old cotton threads in their sample, but they were only "two or three fibres". Hall estimated that it would require "65 per cent of the mass of the shroud ...
I can’t say that I find fault with the Shroud’s critics, because I’ve seen the same evidence.
After all, test results obtained by careful application of the scientific method are really tough to dispute.
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