Shroud of Turin to be retested

Professor Christopher Ramsey, the director of the Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, is hoping to run new tests on the Shroud of Turin. He believes that tests run in 1988 to date the relic may have been contaminated.

In 1988, Ramsey's carbon-dating found the cloth to have been produced in the late 13th or early 14th century, making the holy relic a medieval forgery. He now believes that new testing might find different dates, although he does not believe that there will be a 1000-year difference.