Below is a negative of the face on the Shroud of Turin, taken by Giuseppe Enri in 1931.

Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

This site includes Shroud of Turin evidence, Shroud of Turin facts, latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating of the Shroud of Turin.

Below is a positive of the front

image on the Shroud of Turin.

Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Below are negatives of the front and

back images on the Shroud of Turin.

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The right panel of your computer monitor shows photographs from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) performing scientific examination of the Shroud in 1978.  The bottom five photos are as follows:

1.  Dr. John Jackson using a high-power microscope to examine the Shroud.  Dr. Jackson was the leader of STURP.  His web site is here.
2.  A micro-photograph of the tip of the nose, where the image is the strongest.  This shows that the image is so superficial that it can not even be seen at this magnification.
3.  Closer magnification shows that the image consists of only the top one or two layers of fibers in a thread being discolored.  No capillarity (soaking up of a liquid) of the discoloration can be seen, so that the cause of the discoloration can not be due to a liquid such as paint, die, acid, or organic chemical.
4.  The crucified victim's blood is shown on the linen fabric.
5.  The Shroud was in a fire in 1532.  This photo shows fully and partially charred linen resulting from that fire.

Note:  This web site shows best using a computer monitor due to the photographs on the left and right panels.

          The Shroud of Turin, also commonly called the Turin Shroud, is a burial cloth that has been located in Turin, Italy, since 1578, and has a well-documented history back to about 1355.  The amazing thing about this burial cloth is that it contains full size good resolution images of the front and back of a naked man that was crucified exactly as the New Testament says that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified.  When put on display in Turin, Italy, which usually occurs several times each century, millions of people file past the Shroud and see the images of the crucified man.  Long standing tradition maintains that the Shroud of Turin is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus.  Ancient documentation and a variety of ancient coins and artistic works are consistent with this view.  The scientific investigation of the Shroud began in 1898 when Secondo Pia took the first photograph of the Shroud which revealed that the image was a good resolution negative image.  It has now been scientifically studied for over 115 years making it the most studied ancient artifact in existence.  This scientific research has shown that the characteristics of the image are so bizarre that it could not be the result of a human agent, either an artist or forger, because the technology to create this image did not exist in a previous era and still does not exist even today.  Based on this scientific research, the general consensus of Shroud researchers is that the Shroud wrapped the body of a real human being that was crucified, and that in some way this body encoded front and back images of itself onto the inside of the Shroud.​     [For more information, click here.]

          We are pleased to announce that an international conference on the Shroud of Turin will be held July 19 to 22 of 2017.  It will be held in Tri-Cities, Washington, USA.  The Tri-Cites consists of the communities of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco and is located in the South-Eastern part of the state of Washington.  Richland is one of the premier research centers in the United States.  Holding the conference in Tri-Cities will assist in locating additional personnel for research on the Shroud, since Richland has one of the highest ratios of PhDs per capita of anywhere in the country due to the many research laboratories in the area.       [For more information, click here.]

          The conference will be Wednesday evening (July 19) and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  It will be held in the large TRAC center in Pasco (  The last conference on the Shroud in the United States was held in St. Louis in October of 2014, and had about 164 attendees.  About 40 papers were presented in St. Louis on various topics related to the Shroud.     [For more information, click here.]

          The format for the conference in Tri-Cities will be similar to the conference in St. Louis, but with some differences.  Research papers will be presented during the morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday through Saturday, with emphasis given to new research.  A variety of topics will be covered in these papers including history, science, dating, and image formation.  We hope to have the very best in research papers for these presentations.  Though some of the presentations may be technical in nature, the presenters will try to be understandable to the layman.  We will also try to allow sufficient time for questions and panel discussions to facilitate research and analyses regarding a variety of issues.  Some of the evening sessions (Wednesday through Saturday) will be more general in nature.  As currently planned, each evening session will consist of a panel discussion regarding the day's presentations, and either an overview session on the Shroud or a popular level presentation.  The Wednesday evening session will be open free to the public.  This session will include Robert Siefker speaking on an "Overview to the Shroud" and Russ Breault speaking on "CSI Jerusalem - The Case of the Missing Body".​  Mark Antonacci and Russ Breault will bring their replicas of the Shroud, including Russ’s full size replica of the Shroud.  Of course, the actual Shroud of Turin will not be present because it is only exhibited in the cathedral in Turin, Italy.     [For more information, click here.]

          The Tri-Cities area (Richland, Kennewick and Pasco) has a current population of about 260,000.  Flights into Tri-Cities for the conference should be arranged to land at the airport in Pasco, Washington, which is designated as “PSC” on flight information internet sites.  There are direct flights to the airport in Pasco (PSC) from Salt Lake City (SLC), Seattle (SEA), Portland (PDX), Denver (DEN), San Francisco (SFO), and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MFP), so that a flight into Tri-Cities for the conference can usually be made from most cities in the United States with only one stop.  There will be a shuttle bus from the airport to hotels near the conference so that it will not be necessary to rent a car for transportation.     [For more information, click here.]

          The early registration fee for the conference will be $150 up until the April 16 of 2017.  After April 16 the registration fee will increase to $165.  This price includes lunch and dinner catered into the conference for Thursday through Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  Registration fees without lunch and dinner will be $35 up to April 16 of 2017 and $50 after April 16 .     [For more information, click here.]

​          The price of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express and the Hampton Inn that are near the TRAC center will range in cost from $99 up to $129 plus taxes.  Breakfast will be included in the cost of the hotels.     [For more information, click here.]

          The organizing committee for this conference is the Shroud Research Team in Richland that was recently organized by Bob Rucker.  Members of the organizing committee and the scientific committee are listed here.  ​The conference is being sponsored by Mark Antonacci’s Test the Shroud Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri .

          We would like to invite you to come to this conference to learn about the Shroud of Turin.  If you want to make a presentation at this conference, please go to  PAPER SUBMISSION
Please submit an abstract of your paper as soon as possible.  Please register for the conference at REGISTRATION AND COST.  Additional information is available at GENERAL INFORMATION.​  Inquiries can be emailed to or call Bob Rucker directly at 509-375-4770 in the USA.

The TRAC Center in Pasco, WA, is shown below.  The Holiday Inn Express next to the TRAC Center is on the right.

The Holiday Inn Express in Pasco, WA, is shown below.  The TRAC Center is on the left.

The Hampton Inn in Pasco, WA, is shown below with the TRAC Center in the background to the right.

​All photographs of the Shroud and the research on the Shroud are courtesy of Barrie Schwortz at  .

Why can we see the front and back images of a naked crucified man on the Shroud of Turin?  Could this be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus?  This conference on the Shroud of Turin, also called the Turin Shroud, will investigate the latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating, including carbon dating or radiocarbon dating.

International Conference on the Shroud of Turin

Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud
July 19 to 22, 2017, at the TRAC Center

660 Burden Blvd. in Pasco, Washington State, USA.​​

   Shroud of Turin​​ Conference 2017