Sends you back to the homepage from which you will be able to start reading by clicking on the mauve arrows marked "NEXT".                                                                                                    Gives access to the glossary where are some definitions of the main terms used in this study and which deserve some additional explanations.

Advice on viewing, and on web browsers


Recommendations regarding reading :

                This web site has been constructed to present information as clearly as possible, through the combined use of pictures and text. 

                You are advised to start your reading with the page called "Study of the Images", and then read on from there. When you have finished browsing through the main body of pages, you will find many additional details in the Annex, FAQ/Questions Forum, Bibliography, etc.

                The best way to go from page to page is to follow the mauve arrow-buttons, " NEXT PAGE  " and " PREVIOUS PAGE ". They were created for that purpose. When you reach the end of the main body of text, you will know enough by then to find the additional information without difficulty. 

               Many of the pictures are furnished with a short commentary, giving information which it did not seem necessary to integrate into the text. To make this commentary appear, rest the curser motionless for two seconds on the image. An information box will appear for 7 seconds. To make it re-appear, just start the manoeuvre again. This time, move the pointer of the mouse around on the image, and you can keep the information visible until you have finished reading it. If you place the mouse-pointer close to an edge, you can see an image and its commentary at the same time.

                It is, of course, impossible to do an exhaustive report on the Shroud, and you will certainly have questions left unanswered. Do not hesitate to write to me. I will try to answer, as best I can.

                Some readers may not be accustomed to the use of hypertext links, or the use of Internet Explorer for Navigation, so there is an example below to practice with. The rest of you, already familiar with such procedures, can skip this and move on to the next page


                Hypertext link example. To go from one item to another there are two alternatives:

                   If you click on the mauve-arrow button "NEXT PAGE", you get the same result as when you turn to the next subject heading, or topic, or chapter in a book. The mauve arrow-button "LAST PAGE" does the reverse. (N.B. a web page can be several pages long when printed on paper).

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                   Each click on a hypertext link, i.e. words that are coloured blue, and underlined, takes you to a new web page of information. When finished with it, you can go back to the preceding page, by clicking "Back" in the tool bar of Explorer, or go on exploring, as fancy takes you, via the buttons and hypertext links on that page. Following page after page in this way is often referred to as "surfing" or "browsing". Using the buttons "Back" and "Forward" in the Toolbar of Explorer, lets you re-open pages that have already been opened. Note that they are listed in the order in which you have already seen them, (or in the reverse order if you use the "Back" button ).

(The image shown here is from Internet Explorer 4.0. You may, by now, be using a later version or another browser)


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If you click on the icon of a little book, marked "Table", you have direct access to the table of contents. From there, you can go wherever you want on this site, by clicking any chapter heading.

                    The icon of a book, marked "Annex", takes you directly to the section containing additional information, as well as to a small Lexicon, (an attempt to provide brief information on certain words that might be a problem).

                    The button bars at the top of each page provide direct access to some of the most popular pages. They are arranged in different levels and colours


Web browser information:


This site was created using Microsoft Front Page, a tool, which like most computer internet applications, has its share of quirks and idiosyncrasies. Amongst them is Microsoft's often-reported tendency to use bits of Microsoft code that do not always work seamlessly with competing browsers from other companies. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser to view this site, everything should look as it was laid out. If you use Netscape Navigator, or one of the other browsers, you will probably find that there is some reformatting of the page, sometimes minor and sometimes major, and that certain links, or other functions do not work properly. Possibly some text will even be missing. If this happens to the point of being an inconvenience, then switching to another browser, or a later version of the one you have, should solve the problem.

To get a full screen display, you can reduce the tool bar of Internet Explorer. Instructions on this are in the menu bar at the top of the screen, probably under "View", but this varies depending on what country you are in, and what language your browser / operating system is written in. On some computers you can do this through the F keys. Key F11 does this on my computer, but not all computers are the same, and you should AVOID using any of the F keys on your keyboard unless you know EXACTLY what they have been programmed to do.

Different computer operating systems may put small windows and dialogue boxes on the screen that get in the way. Each operating system has its own procedures for hiding them. Refer to your Owner's Manual for instructions if you do not know how to do this.

Quite often, to give coherence to the text, I used a normal font for the main text, and a smaller font, or an italic font, for the quotations. If you have difficulty reading the italic font on screen, try printing the page on paper. It is often clearer on paper. Or, you can usually enlarge the text on screen. In the toolbar of the navigator, there will be a control path like, "View?", Text size/Font size". Note that the page layout will be altered by this operation, but you can always go back to the original layout by reversing the procedure.

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