In this NBC News exclusive, Stone Phillips attempts to separate the fact from the fiction in the worldwide best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. How much truth is there in the novelís well-spun story? Are modern-day religious leaders covering up the past?
The bookís controversial plot hinges on several key assertions: Jesus married Mary Magdalene, they had a child, and a shadowy conspiracy has worked to keep their union and subsequent bloodline a secret for centuries. Unbelievably, some of historyís most renowned artists and leaders, including Leonardo da Vinci, may have been co-conspirators in this astonishing cover-up.
With the investigative resources of NBC News, Phillips takes you from holy sites in the Middle East to key locations throughout Europe as he hunts for the reality behind the headlines and attempts to get to the bottom of a tantalizing mystery that has captivated the world.
In the bonus feature, The Mystery of Miracles, Phillips delves into powerful accounts of enigmatic worldly phenomena related to faith. In a remote Bosnian village, believers insist that the Virgin Mary appears and heals them every day. In the towns of Fatima and Lourdes, faithís power to cure has become legendary. Yet perhaps most remarkable is a Vatican unitís quest to understand a little girlís awe-inspiring return from the brink of death.