Many of the secrets of Judeo-Christian religions have been hidden for centuries, but now, thanks to scientific advances and cutting-edge technology, a number of these controversial mysteries are being reexamined. In SECRETOS DE LA CRUCIFIXION (Secrets of the Crucifixion), a special airing Sunday, April 5 at 10 PM E/P, Discovery en Espanol explores the science behind the faith, examining facts and events related to one of the most iconic symbols of the Western civilization: the crucifixion.
Directed by filmmaker and investigative journalist Simcha Jacobovici (“The Lost Tomb of Jesus”), the documentary follows the examination of human remains found in a Jerusalem ossuary believed to belong to “Mattathia (Matthew) son of Judah,” the last legitimate king of Israel, who, like Jesus, was crucified by the Romans. Based on analysis of the remains, which include a crucified hand and three iron nails, experts will have a unique opportunity to examine the bones of a man who was crucified around the time of Jesus of Nazareth, and unlock key facts about his crucifixion.
The documentary provides details of the investigation and the work of teams of scientists and anthropologists as they examine the forensic and archeological evidence to find answers to the following questions: How exactly was Jesus Christ crucified?Â What was the shape of the cross: the classic form used in most iconography, an “X” or a “T”? Â And finally, could the traditional depicture of Christ on the cross be all wrong?
Also on Sunday, April 5 at 9PM E/P, Discovery en Espanol will air the special “El sudario de DaVinci,” which examines the mystery behind the shroud of Jesus, a holy Christian relic.
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About Discovery en Espanol
Discovery en Espanol connects Spanish-speaking viewers in the U.S. to the world and all its wonder and possibilities. It provides quality programming focusing on boldÂ storytellingÂ across core genres includingÂ adventure,Â ingenuity,Â natural history,Â investigationÂ andÂ currentÂ affairs. Created by Discovery Communications, Discovery en Espanol is widely distributed on Hispanic tier packages throughout the country.Â For more information, please visitÂ discoveryenespanol.com or follow us on Facebook atÂ facebook.com/discoveryenespanolÂ and Twitter @DiscoveryenESP.