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Shroud of Turin: Ancient earthquake could explain face of Jesus

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Many have questioned the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin for centuries as there has never been any sort of logical explanation given forth. On Feb. 12, 2014, Discovery reported that there may finally be a reason for the face of Jesus Christ on the Shroud of Turin, and a study shows that it could be from an ancient earthquake that happened so long ago.

The study claims that neutron emissions from the earthquake that shook Jerusalem centuries ago could have created the image. It is also believed that the quake messed up the radiocarbon levels. This could be a reason that many believe it to be fake.

Other scientists believe that this isn't truly an answer for the Shroud of Turin as many is still left unexplained.

Radiocarbon tests have had different ages for the Shroud of Turin including it to be 800 years old and produced sometime between A.D. 1260 and 1390.

If the massive ancient earthquake did mess up radiocarbon levels, then those dates and thoughts could be totally inaccurate. The new theory believes the earthquake hit around the same time that Jesus Christ was said to have died and when the Shroud of Turin was created.

Should this be true, it really could mean that the Shroud of Turin is the fabric that was used to cover the body of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion in A.D. 33.

SEE: 'We invented Jesus Christ': Ancient confession from Roman aristocrats found

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