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The Real Face Of Jesus (PHOTOS): History Channel Special Examines Shroud Of Turin

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Last night, the History Channel aired "The Real Face Of Jesus," a documentary featuring the work of computer artists who recreated the face of Jesus in 3D based on the Shroud of Turin.

The Shroud of Turin, a blood-stained linen that many believe was the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, has been questioned for centuries on its authenticity. But new tests are underway to verify it, and the team featured on "The Real Face Of Jesus" has no doubt the Shroud is real.

"Is this the artifact of a real person or not? Definitely it is," Ray Downing, the main digital illustrator featured, told Alan Boyle of MSNBC.

The program will re-air on the History Channel on Saturday, Apr. 3 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Check out screenshots from "The Real Face Of Jesus" 3D renderings below:

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