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.
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Needless to say, that put me far behind in everything, including updating this site, so your patience is appreciated.
Physicist Eric Jumper, then of the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team. Jose Cottino was titled the "Keeper of the Shroud" and held one of the three keys to its reliquary. Adam Otterbein was President of the Holy Shroud Guild that acted as our liason with Turin and King Umberto.
Physicist John Jackson, also from the Air Force Academy, was the co-founder of the STURP team.
In our January update in an article titled, Special Shroud Exhibition Approved by Pope Francis, we announced that Pope Francis approved the suggestion by Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia, the Archbishop of Turin, to allow a special exhibition of the Shroud exclusively for the pilgrimage of young people in August 2018.
As you scroll down through the page, you can review the items that were added this year in chronological order.
You should find this an excellent way to sample the evolving content of this website.
Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.
The most recent update appears at the top of the page.