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A lifetime of Archaeological research
Like my boyhood idol Howard Carter, I entered the field of Archaeology without any University qualifications. At 17 I joined the British Air force hoping to become an Arial photographer, however the aptitude tests at that time steered me into the field of communications and I graduated three years later. My interest in photography persisted and on leaving the service after 10 years I became Associated Press's photojournalist covering the middle east and based on the island of Malta. During that time I was recruited by the then Maltese Government Department of Information from 1955 – 1960 and assigned the task of recording all the treasures left by the Knights and displayed in the museums and Churches on the Islands. My love of ancient history and the thrill of discovery was recognized by Cambridge University's Dr. David Trump, who was the head of archaeological excavations on the island and I was invited to join their team whose main focus at that time were the catacombs of St. Peter & St. Paul and St. Agatha's in Rabat. I was to spend the next 5 magical years working alongside the remarkable Doctor, and Fr. Victor Camilleri MSSP (Missionary Society of St. Paul's.) Victor was to remain a close friend until his untimely demise on Dec.15th 2011. During those 5 years I was privileged to photograph and record all the archaeological sites on the islands of Malta and Gozo, including the amazing G’gantija (3,600 – 3,000 B.C.), the earliest freestanding stone monument built by man. It pre dates the pyramids of Egypt and are older than England’s Stonehenge. I have spent considerable time at Stonehenge in the 50’s and again in 1988. During my two-year return visit to the Island to write my most recent book “Malta ”, I designed a photo marketing program for introduction at all Malta’s most frequently visited Archaeological sites. I filmed a pilot program at “Ghar Dalam” the cave of Darkness, for my World of Unexplained Mysteries (Malta) television series. My work on the remarkable “Shroud of Turin” Mystery resulted in the re-mastering of my interviews with the Sturp group, researching the results of their investigative study conducted in 80's into the authenticity of this amazing artifact. (http://shroudresearch.com) I was also able to record details of the long forgotten “Shroud of Malta”, full details of which are recorded on my World of Unexplained Mysteries web site http://worldofunexplainedmysteries.com. The amazing Shroud of Rabat plays a major role in my new novel "In The Image Of His God - the Curse of the Shroud" available at http://pjshield.com or on Amazon.com. During the 80’s, an Exhibition of my replica artifacts from the Louve Museum in Paris, toured Australia and was also used as the basis of my presentation of the Howard Carter Story to Australian High School Students. In my 70 odd years I have had the opportunity to work, visit and write about archaeological sites in China, Cyprus, Australia, Central and South America, Ireland, Great Briton, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Malta to name but a few.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to study at England's Cambridge University, Nottingham University and Dublin's Trinity college in Ireland; and In the USA at UNLV here in Las Vegas. Thanks to the internet, and after over 50 years of dedication to the field of art preservation and archaeology, my lifetime work was recognized and I applied for and was granted the degree in Art and Archaeology that I had so long coveted.
In my semi retirement, and at 81 years young, I have entered a new and exciting field of exploration - that of "Yard Sale Archaeologist"
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Rome Reports has posted this interesting video about flaws in the carbon-14 tests that indicated the Shroud of Turin is not the burial cloth of Jesus.
But Italian scientists now have concluded the 1988 tests were conducted improperly and therefore that their findings — that the shroud is a forgery created in the medieval period — should be rejected and new tests conducted.
Other scientific tests conducted on the shroud indicate it was made in the Holy Land at around the time of the death of Christ.
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Announcement by Los Alamos National Lab. project leader Robert Villarreal, that the carbon testing of the Shroud in 1988 was misleading. LANL verified that material dated from adjacent to the C-14 sample was confirmed to contain at least some yarns of cotton. Since we don't have the entire C-14 sample to analyze we don't know exactly what it was (however, it is likely that it was both linen and cotton). In any case, the main Shroud is pure linen so this finding is suspicious of a later repair in the C-14 area.- not representative of the Linen body of the Shroud image area! Pope announces the next public viewing of the Shroud will take place in Turin in 2010 and not 2025 as previously announced! Visit http://Shrouduniversity.com and http://Shroud.com for further information and full details. My sincere thanks to all attendees at the International Shroud of Turin convention held at the Blackwell Hotel, Columbus Ohio University Aug.14-17th 2008, for their warm welcome and in particular to my old friend Rex Morgan who has to take the blame for getting me involved with the Shroud over 30 years ago. Rex co-hosted my original Radio interviews and has written several great books on the subject of the Shroud, which take pride of place in my library. I thank Rex for his friendship and especially for his generous endorsement and kind remarks about my new book "In The Image of His God". Coming from Rex as an internationally recognized author and Shroud expert it is praise indeed. Peter J. Shield PhD.
"In The Image Of His God" The curse of the Shroud - a Historical Fiction from the pen of PJ Shield
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Radio KLAV1230am Las Vegas USA Macquire Radio network Australia (47 stations) Radio 2UE Sydney Radio 2WS Sydney Radio 4BH Brisbane OnDa Cero Radio - BBC (Spain) Channel 9 T.V. Sydney Channel 10 T.V. Perth Vegas Webcast.com Channel 8 Bundergburg Qld. Peter is an award winning accredited Photojournalist. As Associated Press representative, Peter’s pictures of unrest in the middle east graced the pages of every national newspaper and magazine IN THE WORLD! Peter is a recognized authority in the field of International Resort and Timeshare Development. He has completed 4 world tours and has lectured and appeared in over 15 countries including Australia, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Central America, Malta, Cyprus, Spain and Gibraltar, before moving to Las Vegas in 1992. He continues to travel the world from his home in Las Vegas, and writes for a world wide audience of over one million readers on the web.