A great source of research papers on the shroud can be found at: www.shroud.com. This is the most researched relic in history. STURP, the Shroud of Turin Research Project was organized in 1978 to study the shroud. 50 scientists from Italy, Switzerland, and the U.S. participated. At the time, the team leader said that they expected to figure it out in a matter of days and be done with it. Thousands of hour later, after using the best technologies of the day, they could come to no clear conclusion, and the mystery only deepened.The latest info I that does not fit is the C-14 testing of the cloth done in 1988, but that is now under serious doubt because ancient textiles accumulate a coating of bacteria that is not easy to clean off. This was even admitted by Dr. Harry Grove, the inventor of the C-14 test. They have been wanting to do another DNA test, but the Catholic church is very tight about access to the shroud. Paul
> Actually, I thought it was a concoction of red ochre and
> vermillion, not blood at all. I'll see if I can find a link
> to that bit today.