Adam Hollenberg

Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Dr. Owen Keefer

Degree Award Date

Spring 2006


Shroud of Turin, Banding Patterns, Matlab, image analysis


Computer Sciences | Theory and Algorithms


While the majority of the discussion surrounding the shroud has been directed towards the authenticity of the shroud, the purpose of this investigation is to analyze the image solely as an image. It will not try to produce evidence of the shroud's authenticity or forgery. This investigation is of a preliminary nature which can be expanded by those who follow however they choose.

The goals of the investigation are to demonstrate that image processing capabilities of Matlab and to use them to identify banding patterns in the shroud image. The image used for this investigation is a cropped image taken from one of the photographs. The image is cropped to the face as to reduce the image size and consequently, processing time.