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.
“I can immediately recognise da Vinci’s handiwork, particularly in the woman’s face.” Tests have shown that the type of pigment in the portrait was the same as that used by Leonardo and that the primer used to treat the canvas on which it was painted corresponds to that employed by the Renaissance genius.
A likely contender would be Gian Giacomo Caprotti, nicknamed Salai, who began working with Leonardo as a child and is believed to have become his lover.
He is believed to have entered Leonardo’s household around 1490, when he was about 10 years old.
And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Today, January 21, 2018, marks our 22nd anniversary on the internet!
However, even more important is the fact that this year also marks the 40th anniversary of the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin by the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) on October 8-13, 1978.