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Botanical Evidence Indicates "Shroud Of Turin" Originated In Jerusalem Area Before 8th Century

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August 3, 1999
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XVI International Botanical Congress
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An analysis of pollen grains and plant images places the origin of the "Shroud of Turin," thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, in Jerusalem before the 8th Century. The authenticity of the Shroud has been debated for centuries, with a 1988 carbon dating process placing it in the Middle Ages.

ST. LOUIS, MO. August 2, 1999 -- An analysis of pollen grains and plant images places the origin of the "Shroud of Turin," thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth, in Jerusalem before the 8th Century. The authenticity of the Shroud has been debated for centuries, with a 1988 carbon dating process placing it in the Middle Ages.


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XVI International Botanical Congress. "Botanical Evidence Indicates "Shroud Of Turin" Originated In Jerusalem Area Before 8th Century." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 August 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990803073154.htm>.
XVI International Botanical Congress. (1999, August 3). Botanical Evidence Indicates "Shroud Of Turin" Originated In Jerusalem Area Before 8th Century. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990803073154.htm
XVI International Botanical Congress. "Botanical Evidence Indicates "Shroud Of Turin" Originated In Jerusalem Area Before 8th Century." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/08/990803073154.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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