A few years ago, The History Channel commissioned a documentary about the work of computer graphics artist Ray Downing and scientists who have studied the Shroud of Turin for decades, whose goal it was to bring the face on the shroud to three-dimensional life.

"The Real Face" of Jesus is a fascinating documentary that explains the history of the shroud, a brief explanation of what crucifixion did to a human being, and finally, an image that was extrapolated from the shroud itself using 3-5 imaging technology.

The History Channel won't be airing the documentary this year as in previous years, but it is available in its entirety on YouTube. Before watching, you may want to take a look at the five reasons the Shroud of Turin could be authentic.