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Dead Sea Scrolls & Turin Shroud

Perhaps the two most widely known uses of carbon-14 dating was for the Turin Shroud (claimed by many to be the shroud used to wrap the body of Jesus) and also some ancient scrolls found in a cave near the Dead Sea.

Shroud of Turin Part of the Shroud of Turin

© 1978 Barrie M. Schwortz
Used with permission

Dead Sea Scroll fragment Part of the Dead Sea Scrolls

From the exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea

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