Below is a slideshow of photographs from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP). In this research project, 24 to 26 American scientists went to Turin, Italy, in 1978 to do scientific testing on the Shroud of Turin. They were allowed to do hands-on non-destructive testing on the Shroud for five days, 24 hours a day. Their goal was to determine what caused the image, but they concluded that they could not determine what caused the image since it contains no pigment and is not a scorch or photograph. All photographs are courtesy of Barrie Schwortz (

Click on Photos to Enlarge. Photos ©1978 Barrie M. Schwortz Collection, STERA, Inc.