A weight of 20th century carbon equaling nearly two times the weight of the Shroud carbon itself would be required to change a 1st century date to the 14th century (see It may interest skeptics to know that many people of faith believe that there is scientific evidence which supports their belief in the shroud's authenticity.
Of course, the evidence is limited almost exclusively to pointing out facts that would be true the shroud were authentic.
Unfortunately the fragments that have been found are small and thus give little information about the cut of the garment.
Det linne som finns kvar i spännbucklorna härrör tillmycket stor del från hängselkjolens linneöglor och mera sällan från särken.
This article is my attempt to collect archaeological facts, interpretations and reconstructions of the underdress (or "serk" as the Viking poem Rígsþula seems to call it), of the Viking woman, in order to make my own best guess of how it looked.
You are of course welcome to draw your own conclusions from the evidence.
According to Hägg's 1974 report, there were 52 female graves in Birka with fragments that probably belonged to a linen serk. You can also find them listed alphabetically by author on the Website Library page.Each listing includes a brief description of its content.An Alternate Hypothesis for the Image Color by Raymond N.Rogers [Written 11 September 2001, Published 31 August 2013] In July 2013, Joe Marino sent me a scan of a paper he and Sue Benford received from Ray Rogers on September 11, 2001.