It creates a benchmark and provides an example that future Shroud researchers can use to carefully plan their own work.We have permanently archived links to the Test Plan on our Main Menu and 1978 Scientific Examination pages.As I mentioned in our last update, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.In commemoration of that historic event, we will be celebrating the anniversary year with some special materials in each of our regular updates and culminating with a Special STURP Update on October 8, 2018, 40 years to the day that we began our examination of the Shroud in 1978.And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Sorry for the very long silence, as it has been a full six months since our last website update.In fact, that is the longest we have ever gone without an update in our 22 year history.Our major computer crash in January was immediately followed by the busiest travel and lecture schedule I have had in years.
The Sign of the Paths of Young People: the Meaning and the Reasons There will be ten paths of the pilgrimage of young Piedmontese people in front of the Shroud for the extraordinary veneration of the Sheet, the night of August 10th.
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This update also brings you seven more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, more information on the special youth pilgrimage and Shroud exhibition authorized by Pope Francis for August 2018, announcement of an international conference in 2019, obituaries for several departed Shroud scholars, many new books, papers, articles, videos and much more.
There is a huge backlog of material that I have included in this update, so let's get started.
As part of our 40th anniversary celebration we are making the original Test Plan, formally titled, Operations Test Plan For Investigating the Shroud of Turin by Electromagnetic Radiation at Various Wavelengths, available online to everyone for the very first time.