Even for the first investigation, there was a possibility of using radiocarbon dating to determine the age of the linen from which the shroud was woven.The size of the sample then required, however, was ~500cm, which would clearly have resulted in an unacceptable amount of damage, and it was not until the development in the 1970s of small gas-counters and accelerator-mass-spectrometry techniques (AMS), requiring samples of only a few square centimetres, that radiocarbon dating of the shroud became a real possibility. The shroud was separated from the backing cloth along its bottom left-hand edge and a strip (~10 mm x 70 mm) was cut from just above the place where a sample was previously removed in 1973 for examination.TABLE OF CONTENTS: As any of you know who have ever visited one of the many Shroud Centers around the world that display our lifesize, backlit transparencies, these particular images of the Shroud are the most detailed and breathtaking available.They are currently displayed at Shroud Centers in Richmond, Virginia; Stockton, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fountain Valley, California and Hanceville, Alabama, to name only a few. group published the list of tests to be performed on the shroud; these aimed to identify how the image was impressed onto the cloth, to verify the relic's purported origin, and to identify better-suited conservation methods. We are faced with actual blackmail: unless we accept the conditions imposed by the laboratories, they will start a marketing campaign of accusations against the Church, which they will portray as scared of the truth and enemy of science.
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It was first displayed at Lirey in France in the 1350s and subsequently passed into the hands of the Dukes of Savoy.