More than just a holy book, The Bible also exists as one of history’s richest texts. Many details of Western civilization’s legendary characters have been lost to time, including their appearances. Lost Faces of the Bible uses cutting-edge technology to reconstruct the Bible’s most famous faces, mixing myth-busting archaeology with forensic investigation to revive artifacts of the past.
Granted unprecedented access to four ancient skulls, a team of archaeologists, historians, Biblical scholars and forensic anthropologists conduct investigations to restore the artifacts, which range from 2000 to 7000 years old. Using both traditional and state-of-the-art procedures in facial reconstruction, the team of experts first employs the same methodology used in police investigations to discern the face of an unidentified skull. Conducting tests that were never before permitted, the team then works to gather enough evidence to provide forensic artists the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rebuild a lost Biblical face.
Through their painstaking work, the team attempts to resolve unanswered questions in Biblical history. From exploring the legendary beauty of Delilah, the infamous temptress who lured Samson to his demise, to tracing the differences between the doomed brothers Jacob and Esau based on clues found in their ancient bones, Lost Faces of the Bible provides new insights into some of history’s most important figures.
Catch the premiere of Lost Faces of the Bible tonight at 7P.
Watch how scientists rebuild a 6000-year-old skull: