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Maybe, some day, we'll find that the 'story' was true!Nancy Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Whether the shroud is faked or real does not diminish in anyway the fact that Christ died and was wrapped in a piece of cloth.

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'Older date' "The fact that vanillin cannot be detected in the lignin on shroud fibres, Dead Sea scrolls linen and other very old linens indicates that the shroud is quite old," Mr Rogers writes.The Shroud of Turin is much older than suggested by radiocarbon dating carried out in the 1980s, according to a new study in a peer-reviewed journal.A research paper published in Thermochimica Acta suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old.They only way any truth can be gained from the shroud is through testing it's age again - to get some measure of certainty.David Appleyard, Halifax, UK The Shroud is one of the most intriguing antiquities in the world. Tradition has often been confirmed by scientific investigation.Raymond Rogers says his research and chemical tests show the material used in the 1988 radiocarbon analysis was cut from a medieval patch woven into the shroud to repair fire damage.

It was this material that was responsible for an invalid date being assigned to the original shroud cloth, he argues.

However, the shroud itself is actually much older." Some now hope the Vatican will give approval for samples of the shroud to be re-tested.

But, says Mr Minor, "the church is very hesitant, very reluctant for that to be done, because they've been given so many conflicting opinions". However, I wonder why nobody considered the patch idea earlier.

The altars of Catholic Europe are full of the interred bones of saints who, if their existence is to be believed, must have had 7 legs and 97 ribs.

Frank Wognum, Duffort, France I think that regardless of whether it is or is not Christ's burial cloth, testing should still be allowed to take place.

"A determination of the kinetics of vanillin loss suggests the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old." In the 1988 study, scientists from three universities concluded that the cloth dated from some time between 12.