Also included in today's update is a response to the recent flurry of negative media attention the Shroud received that was prompted by a paper published by two Italian skeptics.
Other articles include an update on this year's Jalsa Salana Shroud Conference in England, news from STERA, Inc., an update on the Shroud Billboard Project in South Carolina and the start of our once-a-year annual fundraising effort.
This update also brings you ten more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, a feature article and beautiful photographic essay by our dear friend Aldo Guerreschi on the newly restored and reopened Guarini Chapel in Turin, many new books, papers, articles, videos and a few surprises. Here is the Update Table of Contents: The above photograph shows Ron London and Bill Mottern setting up their low power x-ray machine, the same device that was at least in part responsible for the seizing of all of STURP's equipment by Italian customs upon its arrival in Italy back in 1978.
We arrived a week prior to the scheduled start of our examination (while the Shroud was still on public display) in order to unpack, set up and calibrate all our instruments and equipment so we would be fully prepared when the Shroud was brought to us.
Unfortunately, it took five and a half days before the equipment was finally released so we had to work around the clock for the remaining 36 hours to prepare everything for our testing.
Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.
The most recent update appears at the top of the page.
Many of the comments were from the online Shroud Science Group, of which Paul was a truly valued member, so I have included them in this memorial.
In fact, there were so many comments that I have compiled them into a separate document titled, Paul Maloney Memorial.
And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Forty years ago today, on October 8, 1978, the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) team began their historic, first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin in a makeshift "laboratory" in the Royal Palace of Turin.
The examination took place over a period of five days and nights, from October 8 through 13, 1978.
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This page will be updated whenever new page additions, articles and other resources are added to the site.
We have also added all the papers to the Website Library and Scientific Papers & Articles pages.