Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Real Face of Jesus?

I am no fan of the History Channel. They try to tantalize and debunk, especially when it comes to Christianity and the Catholic Church. But, I have to admit I am somewhat intrigued by a new documentary premiering tonight, "The Real Face of Jesus".  Some info from a story on the program:
Using the latest 3-D computer technology, a team of digital artists have created what they claim is the real face of Jesus.

The contours of the face and body were taken from the ghostly face imprinted on the Shroud, the bloodied linen sheet said to have covered the body of Christ in his tomb.

Months of painstaking work went into the reconstruction, which is the first of its kind. The results were recorded by The History Channel for a two-part documentary, The Real Face Of Jesus, broadcast this week.

"If you want to recreate the face of Jesus and you want to get the actual face of Jesus, you only have one object and that's the shroud," said Ray Downing, lead artist on the project.
"I have a lot of information about that face and my estimation is we're pretty darn close to what this man looked like."
A promo for it on Good Morning America:

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