History Channel: The Real Face Of Jesus? (Updated)

History Channel: The Real Face Of Jesus? (Updated)

Feb 22


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First broadcast in 2010

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“The Real Face of Jesus?” follows a team of graphic experts as they use cutting-edge 3D software to bring a holy relic known as the Shroud of Turin to life. Many believe Jesus Christ was buried in this ancient linen cloth, which bears traces of blood and the faint, ghostly image of a man. With the help of modern technology, the History Channel seeks to unlock the secrets of one of the world’s most scrutinized and controversial artifacts.

To attempt this feat, The History Channel turned to computer graphics artist Ray Downing of Studio Macbeth, who used photographs and digital animation to reconstruct Abraham Lincoln in 2009. As Ray and his team grapple with the task, we delve into the Shroud of Turin’s long history, along with the many perplexing questions that centuries of scientific research have failed to settle. How, for instance, did the figure’s imprint appear on the cloth? And how can we extract 3D information from a two-dimensional piece of linen?

In “The Real Face of Jesus?”, The History Channel unveils the fruit of many months of labor, made possible by sophisticated computer tools in very capable hands: an accurate depiction of the man many believe to be Jesus Christ. For the devout and curious alike, this is a compelling story of transformation — a fascinating journey from the realm of creativity and imagination into the domain of science and technology.



The Real Face Of Jesus Website
Order a DVD of this program on Amazon
Ray Downing Website
Wikipedia on the Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin Website
Pulse on Jesus




Prints of the following image are now available from Ray Downing’s website.



  1. alex

    Its pretty close! Anyone wanna know Him personally? I mean, REALLY know Him? Then all you gotta do is read the NEW TESTAMENT while staying as HOLY AS POSSIBLE and away from as much pleasure as possible asking God the Father for the Holy Spirit in Jesus name while being persistent and asking Jesus for the Living Water to burst forth from within you. ASK ONLY THIS AS WELL AS ONE MORE THING: Heaven itself to be given within you. THEN you will know Christ before you finish the word, please go ahead and try before thinking anything is not possible, whoever does this will go to heaven and Christ will be revealed to them, the only thing that is stopping you is doubt and not doing it, that’s it, the REST are headgames you must resist.

    Peace n love brothers n sisters, do this soon… and u will find peace for your souls.

    • Jancy

      Wow! Thank You my brother!! God bless your soul, may He watch over you and cover you within His mighty hands! Amen.. thank you

  2. pete

    What is really astonishing is the fact that the carbon dating, dates this cloth somewhere in the middle ages,where the cloth was said to be in France.Now skeptics say that this is proof that the shroud was a fake.However the 3d imaging encoded into the cloth renders the portrait of a man,who would closely resemble that of a man from the region in witch Jesus was said to have originated.There were also pollen samples found in the fabric that are related to this region as well but more specifically the outskirts of Jerusalem.

    • John Esposito

      The shroud was repaired along the tattered edges in later centuries. Initial carbon dating was taken from these repaired areas rather then from the original shroud cloth further in from the edge which dated from the time of Jesus.

    • the testing done on the shroud was an area that had been repaired in the 12th century by the nuns or munks who were skilled at repairing that kinda of weave and stitch. whats interesting is the catholic church was aware of this repair and that was the only place the would allow to be tested .

      • laurieanne

        yep thank you Karen as that is exactly what I was going to say. When you think about it, who would fake this so many decades ago to say oh one day when I am dead someone will find this and wonder if it is a fake or not. lol, really
        God knows all so he knew where to land this shroud really.

        Some say his eyes were green though, however I would say if so, it may be impossible to get the colour of his eyes from the shroud.
        Thank you

  3. samantha

    idk if any of yall have heard about the little boy who had a near death experience, there is a book on him called heaven is for real. he says he saw jesus and he will say things like,”mom, u know jesus? he’s a nice man.” i think the history channel should find him and ask him if their model looks like jesus.

  4. carlos

    @samantha: I have many doubts about this boy. He is no authority about heaven for me. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of people with near-death experiences and many of them describe heaven quite differently.

    Also, just because the Incarnate Jesus, who walked the earth 2,000 years ago, looked a certain way it doesn’t mean he will necessarily look the same in heaven. Even after his resurrection, Mary Magdalene was the first to see him and didn’t recognize him.

  5. Chris E

    When Jesus spoke to mary, she did know it was Jesus and called him Master. Yes at first she thought he was the gardener , but I think she was so deep in grief that it took His voice for her to realize it was Him.
    There is a picture in the book “Heaven is for real” of Jesus. That picture is the one that Colton said looked like Jesus. Compare that picture with the one from the shroud and it is uncannily alike. It gave me the shivers.I would like to know Coltons opinion of the picture taken from the shroud. Personally I cant wait to see Jesus face to face. How awesome would that be.

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  8. luke

    i always watch a tv program which is history channel, as i saw the true face of jesus, i felt enlightened much.. he has an angelic face..

  9. Miroslav

    Respice in faciem Christi tui (Ps 84,10)

  10. Bob

    If knowing all the mystery which still surrounds the shroud I have a question ?
    Can anyone state which side of the shroud the image appears on ? The side that touched his body or the outer or the exposed side of the cloth .

  11. Mitchell Morris

    Lee, my friend says This is what Jesus looked like when died for 30 minutes.

  12. My vision of The Almighty God showed a darker complexion,in comparison to mine, than the one supra. The narrow face remains, but His eyes [in said vision] were gray. Obviously Jesus brought His Motrher’s lighter complexion and Jewish feature, because He is a mixed-breed. Of course, God was not previously Jewish and Mary changed His swarty complexion in Jesus.

  13. Theresa Frances

    I do not care about fibers. I do not care about specific churches or centuries. I do not care about eye color. I care about what is in my heart and that this a picture of my Lord and I love Him so very very deeply. My Faith. I cannot dissect it.

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