Dating of parchment

Animals eat plants, and some eat other animals in the food chain.

Carbon follows this pathway through the food chain on Earth so that all living things are using carbon, building their bodies until they die.

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This means that its atomic structure is not stable and there is an uneasy relationship between the particles in the nucleus of the atom itself.

Eventually, a particle is emitted from the carbon 14 atom, and carbon 14 disappears.

Many tests and analysis have been realized over the last weeks to determine the authenticity of the manuscript.

The composition of the parchment and ink, the literary style and handwriting have all been carefully scrutinized and were considered to be entirely legitimate.

A tiny part of the carbon on the Earth is called Carbon-14 (C14), or radiocarbon.

It is called 'radio'-carbon, because it is 'radioactive'.

The dating analysis also revealed that the sheepskin parchment on which the text is written does indeed date from the 1st century of this era, more precisely from between 20-45 AD.

This new text from an author known for his reliability brings a brand new perspective on the life of the historical character that is Jesus of Nazareth.

"Everything which has come down to us from heathendom is wrapped in a thick fog; it belongs to a space of time we cannot measure.

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