The Shroud of Turin and the
Sudarium of Oviedo


Did you know there was "photographical" evidence documenting the dynamic power and energy used to resurrect Jesus Christ?

The Shroud and Sudarium are the linen cloths found left behind in the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. The shroud bears the image of Jesus Christ, and both attest to physical trauma and injuries consistent with a Roman crucifixion and the wearing of a crown of thorns.


John 20:4-7 King James Version (KJV)

4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.


If you've never heard of the the Shroud of Turin or the Sudarium of Oviedo you're in for an amazing journey of discovery here today. For those who have been introduced to these two historic fabrics, you'll be happy to see and hear more recent findings and information found in the videos and links presented on this page.

We start with Joe Cortes of TeachingFaith ministries giving you an introduction to both the Shroud and the Sudarium. Joe Cortes is quick to point out these relics of Christianity are not to be worshipped, but rather, seen as evidence to the death and resurrection of the only one deserving our worship, Jesus Christ. (Note: Link to pdf referred to in video)

DISCLAIMER: Joe Cortes does not promote today's "Christian Science Fiction" doctrine taught and believed by the modern Christian church. Most likely, for the first time in your life, you will be presented with authentic, rightly divided Biblical doctrine. For those who thirst for understanding the Bible, you can see 1000's of hours more, on many subjects such as "The Last Days" to include identifying the "Mark of the Beast", the "Abomination of Desolation", and "The Great Whore of Babylon"  by visiting


The Shroud of Turin

Picture from The oldest and most complete historical archive of Shroud science.

The Shroud of Turin Research Project (often abbreviated as STURP) refers to a team of scientists which performed a set of experiments and analyses on the Shroud of Turin during the late 1970s and early 1980s. STURP issued its final report in 1981.

The origins of the group go back to the experiments of physicist John P. Jackson, thermodynamicist Eric Jumper and photographer William Mottern in 1976. Using the ideas invented in aerospace science for building three dimensional models from images of Mars, Eric Jumper built initial devices to test the photographs of the Shroud of Turin. These were the first experiments relating to the shroud performed by scientists.

In March 1977, Jackson, Jumper and Mottern invited a few other scientists to join them to form a team for the analysis of the Shroud. The first meeting took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group had no official sponsorship and the scientists funded their own activities. They also managed to arrange gifts and loans of technical equipment whose value was estimated at over $2 million.

Nuclear physicist Tom D'Muhala headed STURP. Apart from Jackson, Jumper, and Motten the team included thermal chemist Raymond N. Rogers, and Ron London, and Roger Morris, all from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Other team members included Don Lynn of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, biophysicist John Heller, photographers Vern Miller and Barrie Schwortz, optical physicist Sam Pellicori, and electric power experts John D. German and Rudy Dichtl, as well as forensic pathologist Robert Bucklin. STURP included no experts on medieval art, archaeology, or textiles.


To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the shroud in Turin, it was displayed to the public in Turin from 27 August to 8 October 1978, with about 3 million visitors attending the exposition under bullet-proof glass. For the next 5 days after the exposition the STURP team analyzed the shroud around the clock at the royal palace adjoining Turin Cathedral, some scientists sleeping while others worked.

STURP team members continued their research after access to the shroud and published many of theirs results in scientific journals and proceedings. In 1981, in its final report, STURP wrote:

"We can conclude for now that the Shroud image is that of a real human form of a scourged, crucified man. It is not the product of an artist. The blood stains are composed of hemoglobin and also give a positive test for serum albumin. The image is an ongoing mystery and until further chemical studies are made, perhaps by this group of scientists, or perhaps by some scientists in the future, the problem remains unsolved."



What was it like to be a part of the STURP research team?

The video below is a lecture given by Barrie Schwortz, the official photographer of the STURP team, and the owner operator of Mr. Schwortz is one of the only two living members of the team. Since the 1978 STURP event, Mr. Schwortz has become the most sought after expert speaker on the subject. In the next video you will get his eyewitness testimony about the events leading up to, during, and after the research project in Turin finished. It's a fascinating look into people that were the only ones EVER to have access to the Shroud of Turin for scientific research. Enjoy!




The Advent of Photography Brings Out a Picture of the Miraculous

On the left we see the of the head of Jesus transferred to the linen cloth as it looks with the naked eye. On the right we see a photograph of the same image. Here we can see the face of Jesus in great detail. Turns out, the image on the linen is a negative, when photographed and developed the image turns positive.



Holographic 3D Imaging

While the world of science has brought us the answers to many of the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin, what they can not surmise is exactly how the image was transferred to the linen. They presently believe it had to be some kind of radioactive event. While they're busy working on finding the scientific answer, it's easy for the believer to assume the power unleashed by God to resurrect his son was tantamount to that used for all creation. The purest of light hitting the purest of darkness. Or in this case, the purest of life hitting the purest of death meant the instant eradication of death, resulting in the body of Jesus passing through the shroud as light, leaving behind not only his image, but also with full holographic three dimensional properties, as has been documented by science and seen below.

John 8:12 - Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

One can also imagine a split second after the image was transferred, his eyes were open and he rose to life!


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The Sudarium of Oviedo

Above: Perfect fit of Sudarium of Oviedo (right) to the face on the Shroud of Turin (left).
source: Men of Value

  In the words of James Riordan "Most of us have heard a great deal about the Shroud of Turin but how many know about the Sudarium of Oviedo. While the Shroud was the linen garment that was laid over the body of Jesus in the tomb, the Sudarium was the cloth wrapped around the head of Jesus after he died. The news is that scientists have now confirmed that the Shroud and the Sudarium came from the same person. While many believe they were both used on the body of Jesus Christ, the new evidence doesn’t prove or disprove that assumption but it does provide some validity in that, as believed, both cloths came from the same person." Click here for full article.  


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