I know the first edition will include, among other things, the first published fruits of Ian Wilson's extended research into the de Charney family and the first expositions in Lirey.I understand it will lead to some revisions to some long established assumptions.Possible minimal alteration will be agreed before any operation." This indisputably implies that the testing he would perform would be completely NON-DESTRUCTIVE and was one of the critical considerations STERA, Inc.
When Giulio submitted a copy to the board of the first paper he produced based at least in part on the samples we provided, titled, "Mechanical Characterization of Linen Fibers: The Turin Shroud Dating," the Board of Directors reviewed it and made a series of comments and recommendations to improve the paper and make it more accurate. (Read the entire comment here) [Editor's Note: A third paper by Giulio Fanti was published more recently, after the above statement had already been drafted by the Board.
This new paper is also based (at least in part) on the samples STERA, Inc.
These were hand delivered to him in Turin in May 2015 by Barrie Schwortz.
It should be noted that Barrie does not have a vote on the Board of Directors so did not participate in the decision to grant Giulio access to the samples.
As we have done with many conferences in the past, we have also created a new Pasco Conference page here on
In fact, the page is already available although it is unfinished and still under construction.This update includes Issue #77, June 1993 through Issue #84, August 1994 with articles by such notable Shroud scholars as Ian Wilson, Alan D. Schwalbe, Brother Bruno Bonnet-Eymard, Robert Halisey, Remi Van Haelst, Emanuela Marinelli and Orazio Petrosillo, Rev. We are pleased to report that the British Society for the Turin Shroud page of the website has been updated and the latest June 2017 Issue No. This issue includes several in-depth research articles starting with by Ian Wilson and much more.This issue also marks the last issue from current Editor Hugh Farey, who is retiring from the position he has held since December 2013 and handing it over to long time BSTS member, David Rolfe.Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.The most recent update appears at the top of the page.The event was sponsored by Mark Antonacci and his Test the Shroud Foundation and was organized and managed by Robert Rucker (and family).