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Even if the pollen grains weren't introduced by some pious fraud, they could have been carried to the shroud by anyone who handled it.
In short, the pollen grains could have originated in Jerusalem at any time before or after the appearance of the shroud in Italy. Moreover, that there are two cloths believed to have been wrapped around the dead body of Jesus does not strengthen the claim that the shroud is authentic, but weakens it.
Frei, who once pronounced the forged "Hitler Diaries" to be genuine, probably introduced the pollen grains himself or was duped and innocently picked up pollen grains another pious fraud had introduced (Nickell).
Danin and his colleague Uri Baruch also claim that they found impressions of flowers on the shroud and that those flowers could only come from Israel.
It has been noted that if the shroud were really wrapped over a body there should be a space where the two heads meet.
Of course, the evidence is limited almost exclusively to pointing out facts that would be true the shroud were authentic.But even if there were blood on the shroud, that would have no bearing on the age of the shroud or on its authenticity.It is claimed that the cloth has some pollen grains and images on it that are of plants found only in the Dead Sea region of Israel.But, since there is no blood on the shroud of Turin and there is no good reason to accept Danin's assumption that the pollen grains were on the Shroud from its origin, this argument is spurious.In any case, the fact that pollen grains found near the Dead Sea or Jerusalem were on the shroud means little.