National Geographic Channel Is It Real?

Season 2 Episode 6

Da Vinci Code

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 24, 2006 on National Geographic
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Da Vinci Code
Is it Real? explores Dan Brown’s controversial book, ‘The Da Vinci’s Code’.
The best selling fiction novel has sold over 30 million copies, but it has raised huge controversy because the novel had made at least a couple of damaging claims that the author insist to be fact. The book claims that there exist a European Secret Society known as the Priory of Scion, whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo and Leonardo Da Vinci. The book also claims that the Vatican prelature known as the Opus Dei was under suspicions of involvement in conducting of brainwashing, coercion and other practices on its members.
The documentary seeks to uncover the truth behind these claims including claims of whether Mary Magdalene may have been the wife of Jesus.
The episode includes interviews with Father William Stetson, a member of Opus Dei who wishes to have the novel banned, and various authors of books like ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’ which theorise on such similar possibilities.moreless

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