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"I concluded that area of the shroud was manipulated by someone with great skill. The worst possible sample for carbon dating was taken.
"It consisted of different materials than were used in the shroud itself, so the age we produced was inaccurate." In the video, made shortly before he died of cancer in March 2005, he said: "I came very close to proving the shroud was used to bury the historic Jesus."This latest evidence, to be broadcast in The Turin Shroud: New Evidence at 8pm on Sunday on the Discovery Channel, is the latest chapter in the shroud's history.
They seem to be “missing” so much of the expected carbon-14 that they are interpreted as having died centuries earlier than they actually did.Likewise, if radiocarbon determinations are so reliable, why is no Viking army reported as occupying Derbyshire during the 600s or 700s?This loud silence is what forensic experts call the “evidence of nothing” problem.Rogers said: "I was irritated and determined to prove Sue and Joe wrong."However, when he came to examine threads taken in 1978 - luckily from the same section as the 1988 sample - he found cotton in them.He said: "The cotton fibres were fairly heavily coated with dye, suggesting they were changed to match the linen during a repair.