imageWe have already reported that Shroud Encounter is coming to the Richmond, Virginia area in March. Here is an update via a press release.

Shroud Encounter will cover all aspects of the history, science, art and theories of how of  how the images may have been formed.


RICHMOND, Va. (February 29, 2012) –Shroud Encounter is coming to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. This highly acclaimed multi‐media
presentation will be held in the Library Technology Center Lipman Auditorium on the Parham Road Campus.

Shroud Encounter is a production of Shroud of Turin Education Project, Inc. and will be presented by international expert Russ Breault. 

The Shroud of Turin is the most analyzed artifact in the world yet remains a mystery. The 14‐foot long linen cloth that has been in Turin, Italy for over 400 years and bears the faint front and back image of a 5’10" bearded, crucified man with apparent wounds and bloodstains that match the crucifixion account as recorded in the bible. Millions of people over the centuries have believed it be the actual burial shroud of Jesus. The historical trail tracks back through Italy, France, Asia Minor (Turkey) and may have originated in the Middle East according to botanical evidence. 

Mr. Breault has been featured in several national documentaries including “Mysteries of the Ancient World” on CBS and most recently “The Real Face of Jesus?” on the History Channel.  He has presented at numerous colleges and universities including Duke, West Point, Penn State and many others.  The presentation is a fast moving, big‐screen experience using nearly 200 images covering all aspects of Shroud research. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or contact Andrea Byrd at or (804) 523‐5079

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