According to scientists (at ENEA, Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies,Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) the claim that the Shroud of Turin is a medieval fake, is wrong.
They criticise the dating process, and in particular the withholding of data and the refusal to explore competing hypotheses.
They also raise several other problems with the medieval fake theory, which does not account for many of the unique qualities of the Shroud.
In short, the real science seems to suggest that there is no normal explanation for the creation of the image on the cloth, and certainly no likelihood that any medieval forger could possibly have created such an artefact: we couldn't even do it now with all the technology at our disposal.
H/t Protect the Pope
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