Two Israeli scientists yesterday said the presence of pollen and plant imprints on the Shroud of Turin, which is believed to be the miraculous burial shroud of Jesus Christ, lend support to the idea that it originated in the Holy Land.
"In the light of our findings, it is highly probable that the shroud did in fact come from this part of the world," said Avinoam Danin, a botany professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Catholic World News reports the study did not address the controversial age of the linen cloth which some scientists dated to the 13th century. But others said the 1988 carbon-14 dating tests were flawed due to contamination.
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