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So to believe that it was painted on the cloth by a medieval artist, you must first believe that people understood the concept of the photographic negative 600 years before it was invented! In 1988, some scientists had obtained a sample of the Shroud and conducted carbon-14 dating tests by three different laboratories.
Many have tried to dismiss the Shroud as medieval forgery.But there are no pigments to be found on the cloth - the image is somehow burnt into the fibres. Before the 19th century with the invention of photography, no one had ever conceived of the concept of a photographic negative. In fact, it is not possible to create another Shroud today even with the amazing modern technology we have (if anyone thinks it is possible, the challenge is now presented).