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Carbon dating and turin

However the presence of the Turin Shroud in Lirey, France, is only undoubtedly attested in 1390 when Bishop Pierre d'Arcis wrote a memorandum to Antipope Clement VII, stating that the shroud was a forgery and that the artist had confessed.

The shroud was damaged in a fire in 1532 in the chapel in Chambery, France.

There are some burn holes and scorched areas down both sides of the linen, caused by contact with molten silver during the fire that burned through it in places while it was folded.

The Catholic Church has neither formally endorsed nor rejected the shroud, but in 1958 Pope Pius XII approved of the image in association with the devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus.

The origins of the shroud and its images are the subject of intense debate among theologians, historians and researchers.

There are no definite historical records concerning the particular shroud currently at Turin Cathedral prior to the 14th century.

A burial cloth, which some historians maintain was the Shroud, was owned by the Byzantine emperors but disappeared during the Sack of Constantinople in 1204.

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