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Decoding the Past: Unraveling the Shroud, Parts 1 & 2 DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: December 19, 2005

Experts debate the origins and significance of the shroud that some believe wrapped the body of Christ when he was cut from the Cross. Many believe it is the primary evidence of the way Jesus Christ died on the cross. But is it real or a clever forgery?

  • DECODING THE PAST brings an incisive eye to some of historyís most enduring enigmas.
  • Examine the latest evidence, discoveries and theories surrounding the Shroud.
  • Could the Shroud be one of Leonardo Da Vinciís most brilliant creations?


For centuries the Shroud of Turin has been a touchstone of faith for millions. Many believe it is the primary evidence of the way Jesus Christ died on the Cross. But is it real or a clever forgery?

Is it possible that Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci played a trick on the Roman Catholic Church?

DECODING THE PAST presents the latest theories and the most current tests, some commissioned especially for the program. Despite centuries of scrutiny from scientists, theologians, and art historians, the linen cloth with the faint image has remained an enigma. Like a mirror, for some it has reflected what we know; for others, what we believe.

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