The Catholic church hired the best labs in Europe in 1988 to examine the Shroud of Turin. Carbon-dating and examination of the kind of fibers and weave pattern placed the date of the shroud as 1260-1390. Yet a new film will release in the next few days and will be a wild success among the anti-science crowd and the uber-faithful. It will claim the shroud did swaddle the dead Christ 2,012 years ago and was the proof the apostles needed to claim resurrection.
This flies in the face of the Vatican's conclusion after the testing that though it is not the actual shroud it serves as a sacred relic. But, charlatans and dilettantes rarely take a fact and turn down a profit. Thump on!