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For the last several hundred years, the mystery of the “Shroud of Turin” has bedazzled countless millions.

Is it an actual “sacred relic” — a ~2000-year-old image of Jesus Christ himself … somehow … preserved on a piece linen cloth across the centuries? 

Or, is it simply another outright fake — a hand-painted forgery, created by some talented painter in the Middle Ages?

My guest tonight, Barrie Schwortz, was the official Documenting Photographer for the first scientific investigation of the Shroud, authorized for the first time by the Vatican in 1978.  Barry was part of an exclusive team of physicists, chemists, radiologists, and even environmentalists, who — using the best state-of-the-art scientific tools of the closing decades of the 20th Century — attempted to answer one simple scientific question:

How was the Shroud of Turin actually created?

Join us ….

Richard C. Hoagland

 


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Barrie Schwortz’ Items:

All photos ©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc.

 

1)  Crowds wait in line in front of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin to see the Shroud while it is on public display in 1978.

 

 

 

2-)    After being held in customs for 5 days, the STURP equipment finally arrives at the Royal Palace (on a dump truck) little more than a day before the testing is to begin. Here the team members unload their 80 crates of instruments and move them into the Royal Palace.

 

 

3)     The Shroud of Turin is moved from the board it had been fastened to for the public exhibition to the custom built support table it would be examined on in 1978.

 

 

4)     The Ventral (Frontal) image on the Shroud of Turin as it appears in natural light.

 

 

5)   The Ventral (Frontal) image on the Shroud of Turin, as it appears on a photographic negative. Accordingly, the image has been flipped left to right.

 

 

5B) The ventral half of the Shroud of Turin photographed with transmitted light.
Note that the bloodstains, water stains, scorches and burns are all visible since they permeated or soaked into the cloth but NO image is visible. This is important evidence that no paint, pigments or binders were added to the Shroud to create the image.

 

 

6)   The Dorsal (Back) image on the Shroud of Turin as it appears in natural light.

 

 

7)    The Dorsal (Back) image on the Shroud of Turin as it appears on a photographic negative. Accordingly, the image has been flipped left to right.

 

 

7B)  The dorsal half of the Shroud of Turin photographed with transmitted light.
Note that the bloodstains, water stains, scorches and burns are all visible since they permeated or soaked into the cloth but NO image is visible. This is important evidence that no paint, pigments or binders were added to the Shroud to create the image.

 

 

 

8)   The facial image on the Shroud of Turin as it appears on a photographic negative.  Accordingly, it has been flipped left to right.

 

 

 

9)     (l to r) Ray Rogers, John Jackson and Prof. Giovanni Riggi take a first look at the underside of the cloth in 400 years.

 

 

 

10)  Researcher Mark Evans examines the Shroud of Turin with a special photographic microscope during the 1978 scientific examination of the cloth.

 

 

 

11)  (l to r) Ray Rogers, leader of STURP’s chemistry group, shows team members Tom D’Muhala and Robert Dinegar an x-ray of the Shroud as Father Francis Filas (far right) of Loyola University looks on.


Barrie M. Schwortz

Barrie M. Schwortz was the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the team that conducted the first in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud in 1978. Today, he plays an influential role in Shroud research and education as the editor and founder of the internationally recognized Shroud of Turin Website (www.shroud.com), the oldest, largest and most extensive Shroud resource on the Internet, with more than fifteen million visitors from over 160 countries. In 2009 he founded the Shroud of Turin Education and Research Association, Inc. (STERA, Inc.), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, to which he donated the website and his extensive Shroud photographic collection, as well as many other important Shroud resources, in order to preserve and maintain these materials and make them available for future research and study. He currently serves as the President of STERA, Inc.

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