The world-famous microanalyst, Walter Mc Crone, detected red ocher pigment composing the “body” area and red ocher and vermilion tempera paint making up the “blood.” (See my Mc Crone just looked through his microscope!
Is there documentary evidence from other sources that corroborate the primary source? Is there any scrap of evidence which can only be explained by the miracle that is testified to?
C., give or take 250 years, thus nicely bracketing the year 30, when most historians say Jesus died on the cross.
In response to email questions, Fanti explained that he used a pair of established techniques, infrared light (Fourier Transform Infrared, or FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy, to measure the amount of cellulose in shroud fibers given to him by microanalyst Giovanni Riggi di Numana, a participant in the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), as well as the controversial 1988 carbon-dating tests of the shroud.
Other researchers have since suggested that the shroud is much older and that the dating process was incorrect because of neutron radiation – a process which is the result of nuclear fusion or nuclear fission during which free neutrons are released from atoms – and its interaction with the nuclei of other atoms to form new carbon isotopes.
However, no plausible physical reason has yet been proposed to explain the origin of this neutron radiation.