Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.The most recent update appears at the top of the page.When Giulio submitted a copy to the board of the first paper he produced based at least in part on the samples we provided, titled, "Mechanical Characterization of Linen Fibers: The Turin Shroud Dating," the Board of Directors reviewed it and made a series of comments and recommendations to improve the paper and make it more accurate. (Read the entire comment here) [Editor's Note: A third paper by Giulio Fanti was published more recently, after the above statement had already been drafted by the Board.This new paper is also based (at least in part) on the samples STERA, Inc.The event was sponsored by Mark Antonacci and his Test the Shroud Foundation and was organized and managed by Robert Rucker (and family).
There should be enough here to keep you busy reading until Christmas! Here is the Update Table of Contents: In 2015, after fulfilling all of STERA, Inc.'s formal requirements for accessing materials in our various collections, the Board of Directors voted to approve Giulio Fanti's request for access to three of the remaining tape samples from the Ray Rogers Collection.
This update includes Issue #77, June 1993 through Issue #84, August 1994 with articles by such notable Shroud scholars as Ian Wilson, Alan D. Schwalbe, Brother Bruno Bonnet-Eymard, Robert Halisey, Remi Van Haelst, Emanuela Marinelli and Orazio Petrosillo, Rev. We are pleased to report that the British Society for the Turin Shroud page of the website has been updated and the latest June 2017 Issue No. This issue includes several in-depth research articles starting with by Ian Wilson and much more.
This issue also marks the last issue from current Editor Hugh Farey, who is retiring from the position he has held since December 2013 and handing it over to long time BSTS member, David Rolfe.
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On July 19-22, 2017, an International Conference on the Shroud of Turin - "Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud," was held at the TRAC Center in Pasco, Washington.