In October 1987, the offers from three AMS laboratories (Arizona, Oxford and Zurich) were selected by the Archbishop of Turin, Pontifical Custodian of the shroud, acting on instructions from the Holy See, owner of the shroud. Samples weighing 50 mg from two of the three controls were similarly packaged.
Open up your local paper and turn to the gig listings, shut your eyes and pick one.
You could end up seeing someone really great, or you could end up seeing a Barry Manilow tribute act at your local... Pack a picnic and go for a walk – don’t even look at a map!
After many journeys the shroud was finally brought to Turin in 1578 where, in 1694, it was placed in the royal chapel of Turin Cathedral in a specially designed shrine.
Photography of the shroud by Secondo Pia in 1898 indicated that the image resembled a photographic 'negative' and represents the first modern study.
Give yourself two hours to walk, talk and enjoy each other’s company before settling down to a picnic in the middle of nowhere.