This article introduces three research papers discussing various scientific tests run on the Shroud of Turin—an ancient piece of linen that appears to bear faint images of a man's body. It also briefly reviews the chemical, photographic, and x-ray tests not dealt with in the three research papers, which are concerned with optical and IR spectroscopy and thermography.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 26, 1980
Published: June 15, 1980
Eric J. Jumper and Robert W. Mottern, "Scientific investigation of the Shroud of Turin," Appl. Opt. 19, 1909-1912 (1980)