Shroud Encounter will be coming to ______________________________ on ________________ at _______. This highly acclaimed multi-media presentation will be held at ______________________ __________________ Admission is __________
The presentation is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by Russ Breault, president and founder. The presentation is a fast moving, big-screen experience using over 150 images covering all aspects of research.
Russ Breault is an international lecturer and researcher who has been featured in several national documentaries including Mysteries of the Ancient World on CBS and The Real Face of Jesus? on History Channel. He has presented at numerous colleges and universities including Duke, West Point, Auburn and others. See www.ShroudEncounter.com for more information.
The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery. The 14-foot long linen cloth that has been in Turin, Italy for over 400 years bears the faint front and back image of a 5'10" bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in the Bible. Millions of people over the centuries have believed it be the actual burial shroud of Jesus. The historical trail tracks back through Italy, France, modern day Turkey and may have originated in the Middle East according to botanical evidence.
The Shroud was largely dismissed in 1988 when three carbon dating labs indicated a medieval origin. However chemical research published in a peer reviewed scientific journal in 2005 shows that the single sample cut from the outside corner edge was not part of the original Shroud material. In violation of the sampling protocol, only one sample was used for dating and was cut from the most handled area of the cloth, an area that should have been avoided. The sample appears to have been part of a section that was frayed and repaired sometime during the Middle Ages. Based on this new evidence, many scientists now believe the carbon dating result is inconclusive and should no longer be considered valid.
Shroud Encounter will cover all aspects of the history, science, art and theories of how the image may have been formed.