clip_image001My iPhone buzzed while I was pouring my first cup of coffee: a comment on the blog. This one made me miss the cup and pour the coffee on the floor. Hugh Farey, shroud scholar of many years and long running member of BSTS just wrote:

In view of Yannick’s emphasis of the uniformity of the shroud, I wonder if he has anything to say about the great fire of 1532, when the shroud, folded into 32 layers, was subjected to the temperature of molten silver in its reliquary. Is it not remarkable that the outside layers suffered no more discolouration from the heat than the inside layers?