The objects found in the pit were believed to have been buried after being used in some kind of rituals.The archeological site, stretching over a large area around JR’s Makimuku Station, is a government-designated historic site dating from the early third to early fourth century.
Karlheinz Dietz, John Markwardt, Mario Latendresse, Rev. Debunking The Shroud: Made by Human Hands by Gary Vikan - Original Article reprinted from Biblical Archaeology Review The Shroud Painting Explained by Walter C.
Guillermo Gonzalez for sending me the issue of BAR with the Shroud article last November and encouraging me to act on it.
The results of carbon-14 dating of the ancient seeds were published in the latest issue of the bulletin of the Research Center of the Makimukugaku, Sakurai City.
According to the research center of the Makimukugaku, about 2,800 peach seeds were found from a pit about 5 meters south of the site of the building in 2010 along with other items, including parts of baskets and potteries, and many plants and animal bones.
It is one of the few sites around Japan that is believed to be the location of the elusive kingdom of Yamataikoku.
The kingdom appears in “Gishiwajinden,” a history book of ancient China, and is said to have existed from the end of the second century through the first half of the third century until the death of queen Himiko, who co-reigned over a greater nation called Wa, which covers much of today’s Japan.
He also analyzed charred matter on pottery pieces and melon seeds found in the pit, and concluded they are highly like to be from between 100 and 250 A.
(Editor's Note: I am very pleased to make this collection of articles and letters available on this website and wish to thank the following organizations and individuals for granting permission to reprint their materials: the Biblical Archaeology Society and Bridget Young, its Executive Director, Gary Vikan, Walter C. Albert Dreisbach, Mark Guscin, Joseph Marino, Emanuela Marinelli, Gino Zaninotto, Dr. Mc Crone - Sidebar to Original Article Letters to the Editor - Reader responses published by Biblical Archaeology Review Deconstructing the "Debunking" of the Shroud by Daniel Scavone and an international group of researchers - Previously unpublished responses to the article Comments on the Radiocarbon Dating of the Turin Shroud by Dr.
The details - the direction of the flow of blood from the wounds, the placement of the nails through the wrists rather than the palms - displays a knowledge of crucifixion that seems too accurate to have been that of a medieval artist.
But two of BAR's savvy readers have objected to our assessment.
The Shroud of Turin is not, by definition, a work of art but instead belongs to the long and revered tradition of sacred objects that are at once relics and icons.