On one occasion when I was in Jerusalem with the ESSJ expedition Alan tracked me down and asked me to conduct botanical experiments on his behalf with flowers in a tomb complex.
I also sourced for him the mighty botanical encyclopaedia of the Middle East.
He is survived by Mary Whanger, his wife of 63 years and a noted Shroud scholar in her own right.
It is with the deepest sadness that I must report the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Diana Andry Fulbright, 75, on November 24, 2017, peacefully in her sleep at her home near Richmond, Virginia.
Our sincerest thanks to Bryan Walsh for informing us the next morning.
And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Today, January 21, 2018, marks our 22nd anniversary on the internet!
However, even more important is the fact that this year also marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.
In commemoration of that historic event, we will be celebrating the anniversary year with some special materials in each of our regular updates and culminating with a Special STURP Update on October 8, 2018, 40 years to the day that we began our examination of the Shroud in 1978.