Read the description. This is the fifth website listed by Google when searching on “Shroud of Turin:”


Should I not know much about the shroud, I might think this is the perfect website. After all, Google tells me is one of the most comprehensive resources on the Shroud of Turin.

NOT, as they say these days. This search engine result is simply a link to a reprint of an article by Jack Kilmon, published in three parts in The Glyph, the journal of The Archaeological Institute of America during late 1997 and early 1998. Knowing what we now know more than a decade later, the article is sorely out of date, incomplete and filled with errors.

Oh, and the claim that “[t]his is one of the most comprehensive resources” is a claim by Kilmon about Barrie Schwortz’ website (which is true). Google has extracted these words completely out of context. Certainly Kilmon meant no such thing about his article on his website.

Sadly, this may be where some journalists and all manner of curious people get the authenticity side of the story; and it’s all because of the appearance of a claim by Google that this is the place to read up on the shroud. We are, after all, when reading stories in newspapers, still hearing about “Dr. Dimitri Kouznetsov of the Sedov Biopolymer Research Laboratory in Moscow” and his bogus, fraudulent science as though people who think that the shroud is real believe this crap.

BTW: The address of the Sedov Biopolymer Research Laboratory in Moscow is the same as Dimitri Kouznetsov’s residence. For a comprehensive article about him read, “The Amazing Dr Kouznetsov by William Meacham. It is about time for authors to annotate these once great historical papers with disclaimers and corrections.