Researchers at work in the "equipment maintenance room" in the Royal Palace of Turin, adjoining the room in which the Shroud was examined. Here scientists set up and prepared their equipment prior to moving into the immediate area of the Shroud. Shown are researchers Samuel Pellicori (left), and Rudy Dichtl. Note the hoses in the foreground, carrying water used to cool an x-ray unit in the Shroud examination room. Large crates of modern scientific equipment line the walls in stark contrast with centuries old tapestries and beautifully painted frescos.