As most everyone knows, each laboratory kept portions of their samples in reserve.Helmut was researching the samples and had already contacted Dr.to fund the travel and other expenses of the project and ultimately, I agreed to make the photographs as an official project of STERA, Inc., with the understanding that we would simply make the images available to researchers but would not participate directly in any research in which the images were used. Jull in his laboratory, I made a series of macro photographs of the remaining Shroud sample, along with the other reference samples that had been provided to the three dating laboratories in 1988.I am very pleased to announce that a detailed technical report and a representative sampling of the photographs are now available on this website in our official Report on the STERA, Inc.It also gives us the opportunity to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a joyous and healthy New Year. is very proud to announce that our current Index to Shroud Spectrum International page, online since 1997, will soon be upgraded to include the contents of all 42 issues of the only English language peer reviewed journal ever exclusively devoted to scientific and scholarly studies of the Shroud.Our next update is scheduled for January 21, 2013, which also marks our 17th Anniversary online! Published by Dorothy Crispino and her Indiana Center For Shroud Studies from 1981 through 1993, Shroud Spectrum International has only been available to those who were subscribers or who purchased a set after publication ceased. has received Dorothy's permission and will begin reprinting each issue starting in our next update on January 21, 2013, and will continue until they are all online in their entirety.You should find this an interesting look at the important Shroud and Website events in 2012.
You will find the first few Spectrum issues in our next update. was contacted earlier this year by Helmut Felzmann, German Shroud researcher and author, who asked if I would be willing to go to the University of Arizona Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory in Tucson, Arizona and make new photographs of the remaining samples they used to date the Shroud in 1988.
Since many scholars over the years have used articles from Spectrum as references in their scientific and academic papers, we will retain all the original page numbers and page layouts so the online versions will remain consistent with the earlier printed references.
In our last update we mentioned that Australian Shroud scholar Rex Morgan, publisher of Shroud News back in the 1980's and 1990's, had given us permission to reprint select issues here on
We only require that the embedded copyright notice remain visible in any such uses (in print, presentations, papers, blogs, etc.).
We plan to produce a CD-ROM disc of all 51 high resolution (4256 x 2848) images and all written documentation and make it available early next year.
Timothy Jull, the current Director of the laboratory, to make the preliminary arrangements for the samples to be photographed. Charles Mader, who had a parallel interest in the research Helmut was doing and Holger Kersten, another noted German Shroud researcher and author.