In fact, ten years ago, to celebrate our 30th anniversary, I created a special tribute video that was shown at the 2008 Columbus, Ohio Shroud Conference.
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.
For more details, read the article (in Italian) at the above link.
You can use an online translation service to translate the page into your native language.
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.
This update also brings you nine more issues of Rex Morgan's Shroud News, word of a special youth Shroud exhibition approved by Pope Francis in August 2018, memorials for several departed Shroud scholars and much more.
Each item carries a posting date indicating when it first went online.
The most recent update appears at the top of the page.
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.