Invisible Mending and the Turin Shroud: Historical and Scientific Evidence by Joseph G. Marino (JMarino240@aol. com) and M. Sue Benford ( Saturday, August 16, 9:15 a.m.�9:45 a.m. 

One prominent theory regarding the results of the 1988 Carbon-14 (C-14) dating of the Shroud is that the sample Text Box:  
area had been repaired with a patch or �invisible reweave,� thus producing a dating resulting from a combination of 16th century and first century cloth. This paper recounts the initial doubts about the validity of the C-14 results; the history behind the patch theory; the abundant historical and scientific information support of the theory, especially from the findings of the late Ray Rogers in his paper published in 2005 after his direct examination of the C-14 samples compared with other samples from the main cloth; independent confirmations of Rogers� findings; criticisms of Rogers� findings; and refutations of these criticisms. The authors conclude that the invisible reweave is the most reasonable explanation for the dating of the Shroud.



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