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.
Today's additions also include a Special Feature on The Shroud and the Eastern Orthodox Church, a new feature called News From Turin, the latest issue of the , coverage of the recent 2017 Jalsa Salana Convention in England, news of a special Day of the Shroud in Krakow, Poland, the announcement of STERA, Inc.'s 2017 Fundraising Campaign, a preview of what is coming to in 2018, links to many new books, articles, papers and videos and much more.
There should be enough here to keep you busy reading until Christmas! Here is the Update Table of Contents: In 2015, after fulfilling all of STERA, Inc.'s formal requirements for accessing materials in our various collections, the Board of Directors voted to approve Giulio Fanti's request for access to three of the remaining tape samples from the Ray Rogers Collection.
used in their decision to grant his request and make the samples available to him.We start with an important comment from the STERA, Inc.Board of Directors and the introduction of a new page on the website dedicated to the recent International Shroud Conference in Pasco, Washington.That decision was made solely by the Board of Directors.In the form that Giulio completed, he stated that, "The material will be returned AS it will be furnished without impact of any kind.You can take out or renew your subscription at this link: