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Abstract for "Attempt to Affect the Apparent C14 Age of Cotton by Scorching in a CO2 Environment"
This is a short abstract written by Austin Long and published in Radiocarbon Volume 40, Numbers 1-2, 1998 and was an attempt to test the theory that the heat from the 1532 fire altered the C14 content in the Shroud.
Alan D. Adler and the Shroud of Turin
This site has been online for ten years but I just found out about it recently (in 2011). It is a site produced by Alan Adler's daughter, Chris P. Adler and is a beautiful tribute and memorial to her father and his work on the Shroud. It also contains many links to Shroud related papers and articles by Dr. Adler.
Answers 4 Catholics
This link is to an iPod application that was developed by Catholic iPhone.com and includes some basic information about the Shroud. It is available from iTunes as a $1.99 download. Rennie Pelkie, the creator of the application, contacted me and asked if I could provide some basic written Shroud information and links, which you will find in the The Guest Article and Statues, Icons and Relics Categories included in the ap. Here are the technical requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Arabic Language Shroud Website
Just a reminder to our Arabic speaking friends that the excellent Arabic language Shroud website produced by Farés Melki in Lebanon continues to be updated regularly.
Archdiocese of Turin Website (In Italian, French and English)
This website is presented by the Archdiocese of Turin and was established in January of 1997. It provides up to date information directly from the source and is presented in Italian, French and English. It includes many excellent photographs, as well as other interesting information.
Architecture for the Shroud
This link is to the University of Chicago Press website and a book titled, Architecture for the Shroud by John Beldon Scott. It provides an illustrated introduction to an extensive work on the world famous Guarini Chapel of the Most Holy Shroud in Turin. The 496 page book was released in June 2003 and gives the reader a fascinating, in-depth look at what is without doubt the most important piece of Shroud related architecture in the world. The book is thoroughly researched, lavishly illustrated and includes 16 beautiful color plates and 184 high quality halftones.
Botany of the Shroud
A new website dedicated to the work of Israeli botanist Avinoam Danin.
Cause of Jesus' Death
A new website by Joseph W. Bergeron, M.D., to go with an article he has written titled, The crucifixion of Jesus: review of hypothesized mechanisms of death and implications of shock and trauma-induced coagulopathy, which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine in July 2011.
Centro Español de Sindonología's (CES) Website (En Español, French & English)
This website covers both the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo, a Spanish artifact believed to be related to the Shroud. It includes an index to "Linteum", the high quality Shroud journal published in the Spanish language by the CES, an overview of EDICES (Equipo de Investigación del C. E. S.)., their research organization for investigating the Sudarium of Oviedo and many other interesting articles related to both relics. This Spanish language website gives many more viewers access to quality information on the Shroud of Turin. Recently, the Centro excerpted the "Special Report on the 1997 Fire" article from this website, translated it into Spanish and put it on their site.
Centro Internazionale de Sindonologia (International Center of Sindonology) Website (In English and Italian)
The International Center of Sindonology of Turin (Italy) was founded in 1959 in order to promote and coordinate, at any level, the research on the Turin Shroud. It is the founder of the "Museum of the Shroud" which collects different types of objects connected to the history of the Shroud and to the scientific researches made on it. The Center publishes the journal SINDON and organizes international congresses on the Shroud; the most recent one took place in Turin in June 1998. Included on the site are several three dimensional computer generated images of the Shroud.
Centro Mexicano De Sindonologia Website (En Español)
This site is produced by the largest Shroud organization in Mexico. In recent years, they have become active in promoting Shroud research and in providing accurate information to thousands of interested people in Spanish speaking countries. The site has grown substantially since it first went online.
Chinese Translation of Current Anthropology Article
According to William Meacham, this may be the only information about the Shroud available anywhere online in Chinese.
CILT Argentina Website (En Español)
This site is produced by the CILT organization in Argentina. They began in 2001 by creating a Spanish language summary of 100 years of Shroud research. In 2004 they began work on this website, which continues to grow and expand.
Coast to Coast AM Radio Program with Barrie Schwortz
This is a link to the YouTube version of the Coast to Coast AM radio program that I did on December 17, 2009. During the program I discussed some of the then-recent media claims being made about the Shroud. The program itself was over two hours long so it is broken into shorter segments online. Whoever posted the clips also took the time to illustrate the audio portion of the program with relevant visuals, so it is not just the audio but an excellent visual presentation as well. You will also find links to the other 11 parts of the program on the same page.
Collegamento pro Sindone Home Page (In Italian and English)
This beautiful website includes many photographs of the Cathedral and Chapel, a map of geographical areas related to the Shroud, an illustrated Shroud history, an annotated photographic map of the Shroud, links to other Shroud websites and much more. Created by Maurizio Marinelli, it has grown into a substantial and important website, with the able assistance of fellow Collegamento members Ilona Farkas and Emanuela Marinelli, both noted Shroud researchers and authors. Also, you can visit the "Collegamento pro Sindone" page of this website for more information about the organization and read English translations of articles that originally appeared in Italian in their bi-monthly publication.
The site has been recently expanded to include a link to the Marinelli Collection's listing of Scientific Articles on the Collegamento's website. This list contains hundreds of entries and is an excellent resource for Shroud researchers when used in conjunction with the "Scientific Papers & Articles" and "Shroud Booklist" pages of this website and other information found on the Internet.
I am also proud to report that there is now an Italian Translation of the article I presented at the June 1998 Turin Symposium, "The Role of the Internet In The Future of Shroud Research," as well as an English Version on the Collegamento's site.
Comparison of Luminance Between Face of Turin Shroud Man and Experimental Results
This link is to the Abstract of a paper by Giulio Fanti and Mario Moroni, of the Dipartimento de Ingegneria Meccanica, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy and Via S. Lucia, Lecco, Italy. The article was published in the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, March/April 2002, vol. 46, no 2, p 142-154, ISBN/ISSN: 1062-3701. The entire paper is available for purchase as an Acrobat PDF file at http://www.imaging.org/store/epub.cfm?abstrid=8125#
Concerning the question of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin: please, don’t forget the evidence of the bloodstains!!!
In this well written blog paper by passionate Canadian Shroud scholar Yannick Clément, the author makes some very salient points regarding the Shroud's authenticity. This article is also available in a French Language Version and was originally published on the SEAM website.
Confraternity of the Passion International
This is a link to the website and organization founded by Donald Nohs, a long time student of the Shroud and frequent lecturer on the subject. In 2011, Donald acquired one of our lifesize replicas of the Shroud, which has since become the centerpiece of his presentations. He now tours the eastern part of the U.S, lecturing and. showing the replica and other Shroud images. See the website for a schedule of lectures.
Council for the Study of Shroud of Turin (CSST) Website
CSST, founded by Dr. Alan Whanger of Duke University, is a nonprofit scientific research and educational organization whose mission is to study, research and publish findings on the Shroud. The CSST website includes Current Findings, the 1988 Carbon-14 Dating and an overview of the research by Dr. and Mrs. Whanger, including the polarized light image overlay technique they developed for image comparisons. The site has recently been expanded to include 15 interactive Quicktime and AVI movies that allow the viewer to download the images and do the overlay comparison on their own computer. The effects are quite dramatic and enlightening, not to mention downright fun! Full instructions are included, along with a link to the site where you can download free Quicktime software if necessary. Also included are a library of twelve still photographs from CSST's research. A "must see" site! (Note: if you get a "busy" message, try again later).
Crucifixion and Shroud Studies
This is the website of Dr. Frederick Zugibe, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on the effects of crucifixion on the human body and a serious researcher of the Shroud. Dr. Zugibe recently retired as the Medical Examiner of Rockland County, New York, a post he filled for 34 years. His website provides insights into the forensic research he has completed in over 50 years of study of the Shroud of Turin and crucifixion and presents a number of papers and articles including an overview of forensic and clinical knowledge of the practice of crucifixion. You can also find a number of Dr. Zugibe's papers on the Scientific Papers and Articles page of this website.
Crucifixion and the Shroud
This is the beautiful Shroud website of Chis Knabenshue and his non-profit organization of the same name. A student of the Shroud, Biblical scholar and teacher, Chris is well known for his excellent presentations at various Shroud conferences.
Crucifixion Nail Image Found on Shroud of Turin
Les Fredette, the author of this blog paper, claims he has discovered an image on the Shroud consistent with a nail found in Caiaphas' Tomb. He includes a number of photographs to support his claims. Take a look and decide for yourselves.
CSICOP and the Skeptics: An Overview by George P. Hansen
This is a link to an article by George P. Hansen that takes an in-depth, critical look at the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), an organization that has been particularly vocal in publicly "debunking" the Shroud. One of their most noted members and frequent media spokesman is Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow and former stage magician.
CSROT / BTH Textile Research Database
This is a link to the new Open-Access Bibliographica Textilia Historiae Database from the Stichting Egress Foundation in the Netherlands. The Bibliographica Textilia Historiae is the first and only annotated bibliography attempting to document all facets of the world history of textiles. It was first published in 1997 as a printed book that contained over 5,000 titles - printed books and pamphlets, serials, articles and offprints, dissertations, royal decrees and laws- published since the late fifteenth century to date, treating all aspects of the history of handwoven textiles, including woven and printed textiles, embroidery, lace, tapestry, dyeing, carpets, weaving and fiber technology, pattern books, and costumes, among many other subjects. It has now been updated and contains over 9,000 records with over 25,000 individual entries of authors, articles, reviews and books . This new enlarged edition is now available online as an open-access database fully-searchable by multiple keywords and criteria. It is free to use without any charge or registration whatsoever. This could be a very useful tool to those studying the textile aspects of the Shroud. Thank you to archaeologist Bill Meacham for letting us know about it.
Cybercity Radio Program - Jack Landman January 12, 2003 Interview with Barrie Schwortz
On January 12, 2003, Barrie Schwortz was interviewed on Jack Landman's "Cybercity" Radio Program on KTSA AM in San Antonio, Texas. The complete two-hour interview can be heard via streaming audio but the RealAudio player must be installed on your computer. The interview covered many aspects of Shroud research, including the 1988 c-14 analysis and answered questions from program listeners.
Das Volto Santo und das Grabtuch von Turin (The Volto Santo and the Shroud of Turin)
This is a new website about the Veil of Manoppello and the Shroud and was built by Michael Sauer, who lives near Hamburg, Germany . The site is available in both German and English and includes a large gallery of Shroud images as well as considerable content.
Dating the Shroud of Turin
This site was produced in remembrance of the work of late Shroud author Brendan Whiting (1936-2009) and edited by Tim Fromann.
Diploma in Shroud Studies
The Science and Faith Institute of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (University of Rome) is now offering a diploma in Shroud Studies. Note that some courses are also available via a distance learning program.
Discovering Jesus in His Holy Shroud
A website by lecturer Donald Nohs, whose organization, Confraternity of the Passion International, exhibits one of STERA's lifesize Shroud replicas around the U.S.
Dr. John DeSalvo on the Jeff Rense Radio Show - April 12, 2001
This link to the audio archives of a radio program in which Dr. John DeSalvo appeared on April 12, 2001 is no longer available. Dr. DeSalvo is a long time Shroud researcher and was Contributing Science Editor for Frank Adams' 1982 book "Sindon: A Layman's Guide to the Shroud of Turin." His paper titled, "The Image Formation Process of the Shroud of Turin & Its Similarities to Volckringer Patterns," appeared in the March 1983 issue (#6) of Shroud Spectrum International.
During the program, Dr. DeSalvo made reference to a number of Shroud images which can still be found on his website www.gizapyramid.com at the following link: Shroud of Turin Picture Tour.
Earthfiles - Interview with Dr. Alan Adler
This is a link to the website produced by Linda Moulton Howe that includes excerpts from a radio interview she did on May 23, 1999, with the late Dr. Alan Adler, world renown blood chemistry expert, sindonologist and the only American on the Archbishop of Turin's Scientific Advisory Commission. Dr. Adler was one of the guests on a special three hour Dreamland program she hosted about the Shroud of Turin. The site allows you to listen and download audio files of the interviews, but you must be a subscriber to do so (annual fee of US$26.00). This interview can be found in the Archives section of the website under "The Shroud of Turin - Blood Tests."
Earthfiles - Interview with Mark Guscin
This is a link to the website produced by Linda Moulton Howe that includes excerpts from a radio interview she did on June 21, 1999, with English scholar Mark Guscin, member of the Centro Espagnol de Sindonologia in Oviedo, Spain and a recognized expert on the Sudarium. He was one of the guests on a special three hour Dreamland program she hosted about the Shroud of Turin. The site allows you to listen and download audio files of the interviews, but you must be a subscriber to do so (annual fee of US$26.00). This interview can be found in the Archives section of the website under "The Cloth of Oviedo."
Earthfiles - Interview with Dr. Thaddeus Trenn, Ph.D.
This is a link to the website produced by Linda Moulton Howe that includes excerpts from a radio interview she did on May 20, 1999, with Dr. Thaddeus Trenn, Ph.D., Director of the Science and Religion Course Program at the University of Toronto, Canada. He was one of the guests on a special three hour Dreamland program she hosted about the Shroud of Turin. The site allows you to listen and download audio files of the interviews, but you must be a subscriber to do so (annual fee of US$26.00). This interview can be found in the Archives section of the website under "The Shroud of Turin - Dematerialization of the Body."
Era judío y no pensaba en Dios desde niño, pero la Sábana Santa le condujo a Cristo (En Español)
17 December 2012 Spanish language article about Shroud.com from Religionenlibertad.com. Our thanks to noted Shroud scholar Rafael de la Piedra in Lima, Peru for bringing this to our attention.
Etude de l'image du Linceul de Turin (Study of the Image of the Shroud of Turin)
The author of this blog, Thierry Castex is a French Engineer and Geophysicist specializing in seismic processing, but with an obvious interest in the Shroud. You will find his latest 3D color processed images and some information about his processing method at this link (mostly in French).
Face In The Shroud
This is a website by artist Graham Milton, who has painted a portrait of the face in the Shroud and created a slowly dissolving video transition between his portrait and the Shroud image. It is quite dramatic and worth a look. Here is a quote from the artist: "The Face in the Shroud is an oil painting where I have fleshed out the image of the ‘face’ in the Turin Shroud. I feel the painting gives a clearer idea of what the man who created the imprint could have looked like, which many believe to be the face of Jesus Christ."
Fares Melki's Arabic language Shroud website http://www.kafanalmassih.org/
This link is to the excellent Arabic language Shroud website of Lebanese Shroud scholar Fares Melki.
Fleeing World War II, Armenian massacre survivor built new life in U.S.
August 28, 2012 Post Independent (Colorado) article about artist Ariel Agemian, best known to Sindonology for his beautiful and famous painting of Jesus based on the Shroud. The article includes an interview with his daughter, Annig Raley Agemian.
Holy Shroud Guild Past, Present and Future, The
Founded in 1951 by the late Father Edward Wuenschel, Father Adam Otterbein, Father Peter Rinaldi and Father Francis Filas, this organization and its founders served as STURP's primary liaison to the Shroud's custodians prior to and during the 1978 scientific examination of the Shroud. Dedicated to promoting the devotion and scientific research of the cloth, over the decades the Guild made available a large selection of Shroud books, photographs and other materials. Until its work came to an end in recent years, it was the oldest organization dedicated to the Shroud of Turin in the United States. Now, Georgio Bracaglia has taken on the task of archiving and preserving the Guild's materials and posting many of their excellent resources online. One of the most interesting new additions is the 1958 black and white 16mm film hosted by Fr. Adam Otterbein titled "The Holy Shroud" that Giorgio has recently digitized.
Holy Face Association Website
This website includes a store where you can purchase the lenticular prints that display either the Shroud Face or the world famous Agemmian painting, depending on the viewing angle. The association is headquartered in Montreal but has addresses in both the U.S. and Canada.
How Image Enhancement May Explain Past Events
Article reprinted from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's house magazine, "JPL Universe," dated July 5, 1977. Here is an excerpt from the article: "In the "truth is stranger than fiction category" a phone call to NASA's JPL from a member of the Christ Brotherhood in New Mexico, requesting image analysis of a religious relic, has drawn two men from JPL's image processing lab into a fascinating investigation of the famous "Shroud of Turin."
Imago Christi, a Shroud Interest Group
This is the home page of the "Imago Christi" Shroud Interest Group, founded by Art Historian and Sindonologist, Michelina M. LeMargie, Ph.D., to "research, study, and disseminate" information concerning the relic known as the Shroud of Turin. Imago Christi exists "for artistic, educational, and scientific purposes." It is a non-profit organization designed to help the public audience learn about the Shroud by facilitating an interest in the humanities. The site features a color photograph of a painted Shroud copy dated 1516 and attributed to Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), which indicates that the Shroud had been through a fire at some time prior to the Chambéry fire of 1532. The artist included the same set of four "L Shaped" burn-holes still visible on the cloth today.
Internal Selvedge in Starched and Dyed Temple Mantle
A preliminary version of this article by A.A.M. van der Hoeven appeared on Dan Porter's Blog. This link is to an updated version on the author's website. It challenges both the invisible reweaving hypothesis and the Maillard reaction hypothesis of Ray Rogers.
This is the new website of Philip E. Dayvault and DATUM ENTERPRISE, LLC. As many of you know, Phil is a former FBI Special Agent and Physical Science Technician, who has followed and studied the Shroud since 1973. In 1994, he co-founded CSST, Council for Study of the Shroud of Turin, and served as its Director for about eight years. Although the site is still under construction as I write this, Phil intends to add more content in the near future. Already available on the site is his recent article titled "FACE of the GOD-man."
Linceul De Turin Website (In French)
This link is to an excellent French language website by Sébastien Cataldo (who co-authored the recent book Le linceul de Turin- Et vous qui dites-vous que je suis? - les dernières découvertes qui pourraient tout changer (The Shroud of Turin- Who am I for you? - The last discoveries which could change everything) with Thibault Heimberger).
Live Webcam of the Turin Cathedral
This link is from my dear friend Maurizio Marinelli and his world renowned Collegamento pro Sindone website, www.shroud.it. This link is to a webcam that updates every five minutes and allows you a view of the Turin Cathedral, the Holy Shroud Chapel and the Royal Palace.
Man In The Shroud, The
This is a link to the Man In the Shroud Home Page. The Man in the Shroud Ministries is a non-profit organization founded by David Onysko, a professional educator, who presents lectures on the Shroud. David is also listed on the Shroud Speakers Directory of this site.
McCrone Research Institute Shroud of Turin Page
The McCrone Research Institute, founded by Walter McCrone, noted microscopist, has been active in Shroud research for many years. This website provides an overview of the data that led Walter McCrone to conclude that the Shroud of Turin is a painting. It includes images showing sites on the Shroud where the tape samples used for his microscopic analysis were taken from and references to articles published by Walter McCrone and his staff outlining their tests and their conclusions.
Montre-Nous Ton Visage (Show Us Your Face) Website (In French)
This is an excellent French Language website presented by one of the major Shroud organizations in France. It is devoted to all aspects of Shroud study, including devotional, scientific and historical. They have a variety of audio-visual materials available including a traveling exposition. Memberships are also available.
Museum of the Shroud - Turin, Italy (In Italian, French & English)
This link is to the English language version of the excellent Museo Della Sindone section of the Archdiocese of Turin's Official Website. The Museum is one of the major attractions in Turin and includes many important and historical Shroud artifacts including the silver covered casket the cloth was stored in for hundreds of years. It is the same silver case that became famous during the dramatic rescue of the Shroud in the April 1997 fire.
New Claims as Shroud of Turin Goes On Display
This is a link to an article that appeared on the CNN.com website on August 12, 2000, discussing the official opening of the 10 week exposition of the Shroud on that date. It includes some background information and several quotes from Ian Wilson, noted Shroud author and historian.
New Heaven New Earth Article: The Shroud of Turin
This excellent article by David Sunfellow summarizes what is known about the Shroud of Turin in very clear, non-scientific terms. Of particular note is a pathological report on the individual in the Shroud image by Dr. Robert Bucklin, STURP team member, which is encapsulated and quoted in the article.
New Vistas Website
This site states its goal is to "explore new vistas of science and spirit" and is the collaborative effort of M. Sue Benford and long-time sindonologist, Joseph G. Marino, former Benedictine monk and Catholic Priest.
The Night of the Holy Shroud (La notte della Sindone) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - Italy ] (2012)
A DVD of the documentary program is available on Amazon.com but only in Region 2 encoding (This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the US or Canada [Region 1]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV). It might be playable on some computers, depending on your drive and software.
Proceedings of the 1986 Hong Kong Shroud Conference:
Once again, William Meacham has provided us with an important historical document in this digital version of the conference program. Scroll down the page a bit and you will find links to each of the articles presented at the conference by such prominent Shroud scholars as Fr. Peter Rinaldi, Ian Wilson, Prof. Luigi Gonella, Dr. Alan Adler, Rex Morgan and of course, William Meacham.
Ray Downing - Fine Art
Link to the website featuring the fine artwork of Ray Downing, producer of the highly regarded Shroud documentary The Real Face of Jesus in 2010.
Razones para creer (Reasons to Believe) (En Español)
Link to the Spanish language blog of noted Shroud scholar Rafael de la Piedra in Lima, Peru.
Razor Swift - The Shroud of Turin
Live radio program hosted by Rich Christian aired on January 9, 2013 - Includes audio of entire interview with Barrie Schwortz.
Remarkable Metrological History of Radiocarbon Dating, The
Ray Rogers sent the following e-mail to the Yahoo Shroud Science Group in early 2005, recommending this paper:
"Lloyd Currie of NIST sent me a copy of his paper from J. Res. Natl. Inst. Technol. 109, 2, Mar-Apr 2004. This is beyond doubt the best and most meticulous paper I have seen on modern radiocarbon work. It includes the bristlecone calibration and more facts than most Shroud researchers need. It also includes a discussion on the Shroud. I recommend it highly."As is to be expected, it may be a bit complex for the layman, but Ray's recommendation certainly makes it worthwhile.
Resurrection of the Shroud Foundation
This is a link to Mark Antonacci's Ressurrection of the Shroud Foundation website, where Mark documents his ongoing research into the Shroud and its image formation.
REZproject Video: Shroud of Turin
This excellent online video is hosted by 18 year old Bailey Packard, who takes us through the story of the Shroud in a very appealing and passionate manner. Bailey appears on camera and her refreshing personality and thoughtful dialogue are a far cry from the typical baritone voice overs we are used to. The result is both interesting and educational. STERA, Inc. was contacted last year by her father, Derek Packard, the producer of the program, who asked us to provide some input during the production. Note that the REZproject was co-founded by Bailey and her father.
Right Date for the Wrong Part of the Shroud of Turin, The
This is a link to an article by William Cline, an American who lives and works in Osaka, Japan. I met William at the Columbus, Ohio Shroud Conference in 2008 and this paper is a synthesis of some of the information that was presented there. He consulted with Sue Benford, Joe Marino and Paul Maloney while writing this article, which was published in the journal of the Osaka Jogakuin College, where he works. Also included is a link to an earlier article he wrote in 2007 titled, Is the Shroud of Turin Genuine?
Rogers' Maillard Reaction Hypothesis Explained In Detail by Rogers Himself
French doctor and Shroud researcher Thibault Heimburger wrote and posted this excellent review of Rogers' work on Dan Porter's Blog in August 2012.
Sábana Santa (En Español)
This is the beautifully designed Spanish language website of Carlos Sánchez de la Cruz of Salamanca, Spain. It includes a large gallery of photographs, a Shroud history, an article about the 1997 rescue of the Shroud from the burning Turin Cathedral and much more. This site is worth the visit, even if you don't read Spanish. Well done Carlos!
Science and the Shroud
A new article from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio's magazine, "The Mission", deals with carbon dating research done by Dr. Leoncio Garza-Valdes and Dr. Stephen Mattingly. Their work throws into question the accuracy of the 1260-1390 carbon date assigned to the Shroud by 1988 test results. It includes a number of excellent color photographs and provides an overview of the research and its possible impact on many areas of science.
Search For the Tomb of Jesus
Link to the video that is now the most watched Christian film in Europe by Simon Brown.
Shroud, A Documentary raises opposition to the C14 tests
Vatican Insider article about The Night of the Shroud documentary dated 17 January 2013 (English, translated from Italian). According to Francesca Saracino, the program's director, "...Vatican Insider is one of the most important Catholic newspapers in the world, which is translated into all languages including English and Spanish."
Shroud Center of Southern California Website
This is the new website of the Shroud Center of Southern California which went online in June 2003. The center, founded by Dr. August Accetta in 1996, provides accurate information on the Shroud and promotes further scientific research of the cloth. It houses an exhibit that includes life-size, back-lit color and black & white transparencies of the Shroud made from the 1978 photographs.
Shroud Exhibit and Museum, Inc. (SEAM)
This is the excellent website of Pete Schumacher and his non-profit organization and Shroud exhibit in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Andy Weiss, Pete's webmaster, has developed and posted a variety of PowerPoint presentations on various aspects of the Shroud.
Shroud Exhibit And Museum, Inc. Expanded Search Page:
Andy Weiss, webmaster of Pete Schumacher's excellent SEAM website, has created an expanded search page that allows you to select and search specific Shroud websites using a variety of search engines. A very useful research tool for scholars and students!
Shroud of Mystery
This is a link to a ten minute video interview I did with Michael Coren of SunNews in Toronto, Canada on December 23, 2011. I was snowed in here in the mountains and could not get to the local television studio in Colorado Springs for the interview, so we did it via Skype. It was the first time I had ever given an interview in that manner and it certainly demonstrates the power of our modern communication technology.
Shroud of Turin Education Project Websites
This is a link to the website of Russ Breault's Shroud organization. The purpose of the Shroud of Turin Education Project (STEP) is to raise awareness of the Shroud among students from high school to college and beyond. It is the goal of STEP, through lectures, videos, and the website to motivate formal independent research, promote personal inquiry and investigation, encourage the use of science in the quest of religious meaning and stimulate reflection on its philosophical and religious implications.
Russ has expanded the scope of The Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. by launching two new websites. The first is www.ShroudEncounter.com which offers information on what he does as a lecturer on the subject. The second is www.ShroudUniversity.com, which is dedicated to helping students research the topic and provides ideas on how to incorporate the Shroud into a research paper, presentation, speech or project. Shroud University breaks the subject down into TEN schools of academic study. The most important feature of the new site is that it makes extensive use of new digital media including streaming video, audio, podcasts, PowerPoint slides and more. The inaugural podcast featured Rex Morgan's keynote address from the 2001 Dallas conference. The site links extensively to Shroud.com, Shroudstory.com and many other sites on the web where good references can be found. The Library is dedicated to the late Albert "Kim" Dreisbach.
If you are an educator and are interested in how you might integrate the study of the Shroud of Turin into your lesson plan or, if you are a student with the goal of writing a report on the Shroud, you should visit these recently updated and redesigned website for ideas. Russ even includes a long list of possible topics for Shroud research projects.
In March of 2005 Russ announced that several new streaming videos of interviews with Shroud researchers were available on his website. There are now many more videos added, along with streaming audio and mp3 files. You can find these videos at www.shroud2000.com/streamingvideos.html and more interviews are planned for the future.
In September 2010, the site was updated to include 20 hours of streaming video with complete coverage of the 1991 Shroud of Turin Symposium held on the campus of St. Louis University on June 22-23, 1991. The program, produced and videotaped by Paul Bershon, boasts a long list of noted Shroud scholars and researchers that include Dr. John Jackson, Rev. Kenneth Stevenson, Dr. Robert Dinegar, Dr. David Mayschak, Bro. Bruno Bonnet-Eymard, Dame Isabel Piczek, Barbara Sullivan, Dr. Daniel Scavone, Dr. Alan Whanger, Mario Moroni, Rex Morgan, Rev. Albert Dreisbach, Dr. W.S.A. Dale, Dr. Phillip Callahan, Frank Tribbe, Paul Maloney and several break out Q&A Sessions.
In late 2010 Russ announced that, "... the entire 1993 Rome Conference featuring 49 separate videos is now online and can be viewed in streaming video free of charge. Many thanks to Paul Bershon for filming it originally and recently encoding for digital. Thanks also to Dan Scavone who translated the Speaker Index from Italian to English. All speakers are in English. Where the original speaker was Italian or French, the translation track was used. My apologies to those in France or Italy who would prefer their native language. You may access this from the www.ShroudUniversity.com home page or directly at http://www.shrouduniversity.com/rome93.php. This monumental project is part of the education mandate of The Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc."
The Shroud of Turin: Answers To Tough Questions (ATQ) is a new blog page announced recently by Russ, where he has posted a number of questions that require much more than a simple answer and is relying on Shroud scholars from around the world to post credible responses. The top five answers for each question will be available to visitors.
Shroud of Turin Forum Website
This is a link to an excellent, non-commercial website created by Daniel R. Porter that offers viewers a thorough overview of Shroud information including a Shroud Timeline, a Fact Sheet, Resources for Further Study and much more. A top-notch website.
Shroud of Turin, The: Genuine Artifact or Manufactured Relic? (Includes Pray Manuscript illustration)
This is a link to an article by Jack Kilmon that appeared in "The Glyph," the Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America (San Diego). Mr. Kilmon argues in favor of authenticity and offers a comprehensive review of the scientific facts about the Shroud, siting references for many of them. The article includes closeup photographs of the Shroud and an illustration of the entombed and enshrouded Jesus of Nazareth found in a prayer book from Budapest known as the Pray Manuscript. Kilmon states, "The illustration not only depicts the unique "L" pattern of burn holes but also the unique weave pattern of the shroud. There can be no mistake that the Pray Manuscript of 1192 was modeled from the Shroud of Turin." Also included is a link to Mr. Kilmon's artistic interpretation of the Shroud image based on a Shroud photograph: "The Face of the Man in the Shroud."
Shroud of Turin In 3D, The
This link is to the website of Petrus Soons, the researcher responsible for the dramatic holographic images of the Shroud that were originally unveiled at the Ohio Shroud Conference in 2008 and which are now part of the permanent Shroud exhibits in Jerusalem, Rome and Sacramento, California. Here is the abstract taken from the site itself:
This website summarizes work connected with digitizing Shroud photographs taken by Giuseppe Enrie in 1931, enhancing the digitized images to improve details, translating the enhanced images “gray scale data into depth data”, generating a sequence of up to 625 images of each of these, and combining these images with a Holoprinter to produce holograms (3D images) of the Shroud. It also summarizes my study of these holograms and discovery of heretofore unseen details, which confirm many previous findings and reveal some suprises.
As is typical with just about anything new regarding the Shroud of Turin, this site has sparked some rather heated debate amongst sindonologists. Some have expressed concerns because the process used to create the Shroud holographic images has not been documented in detail and presented in a scientific manner. Others have noted that some level of artistic techniques and retouching were applied in the creation of the final images, thus making it difficult to consider them "research quality" and draw any serious scientific conclusions from them or use them to claim any new discoveries on the Shroud. I guess the real question comes down to whether these holographic images are more the result of science or art, and that issue has yet to be resolved. However, the 3D visual results presented on this website are still dramatic and breathtaking and well worth your time. Petrus has provided many high quality images, including several anaglyph 3D images (these require a pair of red/cyan 3D glasses for proper viewing) and his slowly rotating video clips of the Shroud in 3D are truly spectacular. As for the scientific validity of the claims made on the website, you will have to decide that for yourself.
Shroud of Turin Lombardigram
According to David V, the creator of this site:The famous 'Shroud Of Turin' is the alleged burial shroud of Jesus. In recent years scientific investigations have concluded that it is probably what people always thought it was; the burial shroud of Jesus. UK researcher David V felt that such an important conclusion needed a document that outlined the basic story so that people could do their own research and created a visual map of Shroud science and history called a Lombardigram.
With contributions from noted shroud scholars Barrie Schwortz and Joe Marino and in the spirit of the work of Mark Lombardi (RIP), please feel free to download a pdf (536K) of 'The Shroud Of Turin - Lombardigram' and find out why this material object has such psycho-spiritual importance for fully human beings. Here is a second link to the file itself: http://www.therongtree.com/files/st.pdf
Shroud of Turin Scientifically Proves the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
This is a link to a Free 57 minute spiritual video produced by Dr. Richard Kent of the UK. Dr. Kent writes:I have been a life long student of the Shroud of Turin, and a great fan of www.shroud.com . I have read and consulted your excellent book "The Turin Shroud: The Illustrated Evidence", with Ian Wilson. I have also read all of Ian Wilson's other books on the subject. Your joint book, which I have read many times, inspired me on a lifelong quest to understand the Shroud!
I am a retired medical doctor, and now an ordained Christian missionary. I have recently been working with a major Christian UK TV station, Genesis-Revelation TV, producing a number of free documentaries. One of them may be of interest to you, "The Shroud of Turin scientifically proves the Resurrection of Jesus Christ". You can read my text on this link: http://www.freechristianteaching.org/modules/smartsection/category.php?categoryid=6
The Shroud of Turin: The Mystery that Science and Technology Will Someday Solve
This article, by Jewish writer Myra Adams, predicts that advances in 3D computer modeling will eventually prove that Jesus was the man depicted on the Shroud. I met Myra at the Shroud Exposition in Turin in 2010 and we had some lively discussions about the Shroud.
Shroud of Turin Virtual Reality Page
Dennis Stayer's excellent Shroud of Turin Virtual Reality page has recently been updated (August 2009) and features three full-length photographs of the Shroud viewable using the Quicktime VR format. Viewers have the option of examining the Shroud using either color positive or black & white negative images in addition to a filtered view that emphasizes the blood and burn marks found on the Shroud. The images are scrollable and can be zoomed in for more detail. Also featured is a map that traces the Shroud's history. This site is well worth the visit.
Shroud of Turin - "Who Do You Say That I Am?"
This excellent website is written and produced by Carole Bevan Irby and beautifully designed by Darla Denzer. It takes a very spiritual approach to the Shroud of Turin and includes photographs, art, writings and poetry.
Shroud of Turin - "Who Is The Man?"
This link is to a recently created website by Corascendea Cathar in the U.K. that delves into the theory that the man depicted on the Shroud of Turin is actually Jacques De Molay and goes into detail about the possible involvement of the Cathars and the Knights Templar. Although these conclusions are not widely accepted (and there is strong evidence to the contrary), this website does provide a clear overview of the theory.
This is a link to the new online project by David Rolfe of Performance Films in the U.K. David directed the 1978 BAFTA winning film "The Silent Witness," a 2008 BBC documentary on the Shroud and more recently produced the official film of the 2010 Shroud Exposition in Turin. David is expanding the site to include footage that never aired in the broadcast or DVD programs so that interviews will be available in their entirety. David also has a Reflections section on the site where he shares some of his personal views and I found his article "The Shroud of Rome? Reflections from 1988" particularly fascinating. David recently updated the site with a fairly lengthy interviews with Professor Avinoam Danin and Dr. Andrew Silverman. He is also offering a Collector's Edition DVD which includes all three of his Shroud films.
Sindone Bibliografia indicizzata:
Noted Shroud scholar Paolo Di Lazzaro has found another version of the STURP II 1984 Testing Proposals online, this time in both English and Italian. See pages 13 to 48 of the 186 page document.
"Sindone 2000" Worldwide Congress Website (In Italiano, Français, Español & English)
This is the official website of the "Sindone 2000" Worldwide Congress held August 27, 28 and 29, 2000 in Orvieto, Italy (not to be confused with Oviedo, Spain, where the Sudarium is kept) and includes full details about this important international conference. It was produced in Rome, Italy by Maurizio Marinelli with the English translations provided by his lovely wife, Simona Marinelli.
This link is to the excellent personal website of Shroud researcher Mario Latendresse of the University of Montreal. The website features reviews of Shroud books, papers and conferences along with his newest feature, ShroudScope, where you can examine several large Shroud images and even do measurements on the cloth. An excellent website for serious researchers. Mario also includes a short discussion regarding Mechthild Flury-Lemberg's description of the 1988 c14 sample location.
"STURP II" Testing Proposals 1984-88
William Meacham, Hong Kong based archaeologist and highly respected Shroud scholar, has archived a wealth of important historical information about the STURP team in the 1980's on this web page. He includes links to 1) a Summary of the STURP 1984 testing proposals, 2) the Complete STURP 1984 testing proposals (this is a very large file of 181 pages and 46 MB), 3) the STURP 1987 testing proposals (in 4 parts), 4) correspondence between Steve Lukasic (of STURP) and Meacham and 5) the STURP 1988 testing proposals. Our thanks to Bill for making this valuable information available.
Le Suaire et la Science (en française)
This link is to the excellent French language website of Dr. Thibault Heimburger. He describes it as follows:
This new site in the French language was created by a doctor and presents a thorough analysis of the whole of the scientific data on the shroud of Turin. It includes an objective as possible detailed analysis and is based on the most serious sources available (in particular, the work of Raymond N. Rogers) and it proposes an analysis, a contradictory discussion and a synthesis. The principal chapters relate to the dating with carbon-14, the physicochemical analysis of the image, the bloodstains and the McCrone controversy, the optical and geometrical properties of the image and theories on the formation of the image. It also integrates a presentation and a thorough discussion of the last capital discoveries of Rogers on the non-validity of the sample taken for the radiocarbon dating. The conclusion of the author is in favour of the strong probability of the authenticity of the shroud but the reader will be able to form his own opinion, which is the ultimate goal of this site.
Ce nouveau site, créé par un médecin français de formation scientifique, propose une analyse approfondie de l’ensemble des données scientifiques sur le suaire de Turin en langue française. La plupart des sites en langue française proposent des affirmations non vérifiables. Au contraire on trouvera pour la première fois sur ce site une analyse détaillée et aussi objective que possible, au plus près des sources disponibles. Il s’appuie sur les sources les plus sérieuses disponibles (en particulier les travaux de Raymond N.Rogers) et en propose une analyse, une discussion contradictoire et une synthèse. Les principaux chapitres concernent la datation au carbone 14, l’analyse physico-chimique de l’image, des taches de sang et la controverse Mc Crone, les propriétés optiques et géométriques de l’image et les théories sur la formation de l’image. Il intègre aussi une présentation et une discussion approfondie des dernières découvertes capitales de Rogers sur la non-validité de l’échantillon prélevé pour la datation au carbone 14. La conclusion de l’auteur est en faveur de la forte probabilité de l’authenticité du suaire mais le lecteur pourra se faire sa propre opinion, ce qui est le but ultime de ce site.
This is a new German website produced by Eva-Maria and Martin Proksch in cooperation with Sister Blandina Paschalis Schlömer. It too features the Veil of Manoppello and was inspired by Paul Badde's recent book "The Face of God." It also includes some very high quality images of the relic itself. The site is currently available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Russian and English..
Turin Shroud Center of Colorado Website
This is a link to the excellent website of John and Rebecca Jackson and their Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, which went online October 6, 1997. The site has been recently redesigned and reorganized and includes the latest research by one of the foremost Shroud scholars in the world.
Ukrainian Language Shroud Website (www.shroud.com.ua)
This is the newest (and only) Ukrainian language website on the Shroud and is produced by Oleksandr Fedoriv of Ivano-Frankivsk city in the Ukraine.
Week of Salvation
This is a new English language website by Dr Antoine Agius of Malta. The site is primarily dedicated to Holy Week devotions and features extensive written materials along with fifteen photo galleries each including many images from Dr. Agius' extensive collections. The images are presented in slideshow format and include Passion statues, processions unique to Malta, a large section on the Shroud and much more.
When Flesh Meets Fabric: The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin by Scotty Roberts – March 11, 2012 Intrepid Magazine interview with Barrie Schwortz.
William Meacham Digital Bibliography
This is a bibliography of all the papers and articles available online written by William Meacham in the fields of archaeology and sindonology.
YouTube Shroud Channel
This link is to a YouTube Channel dedicated to the best Shroud videos of the last two decades and was founded by Menno Schreuder of the Netherlands. Menno states:"Personally the shroud means a lot to me, it's almost like having a photo of your best Friend and although my faith doesn't depend on it, it does strengthen it and it gives me a profound insight into the physical suffering of Jesus. Since the recent claims to have reproduced the Shroud, I have started a Youtube channel where I try to promote all the good and correct videos about the Shroud."
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