The Shroud is moved to a special examination table designed and built specifically for these tests. The gold mylar covered table is made of stainless steel and allows the cloth to be held in place with teflon covered magnets. The table can be rotated over 90 degrees and is constructed with removable panels so x-rays and transmitted light photographs can be taken of the Shroud. Note the numbers on the edge of the table, part of a reference mapping system used to determine specific areas of the cloth. Here, STURP co-founder, Dr. Eric Jumper moves the Shroud from the board upon which it had been publicly displayed to the examination table while Msgr. Joseph Cottino, the official "Keeper of the Shroud", and other researchers and officials look on.

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