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Forbidden History: The Real Mary Magdalene
The Real Mary Magdalene
Season 4  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  April 11, 2020

We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. Mary Magdalene is a key figure in the Christian faith. She travelled with Jesus as one of his followers and is said to have witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. During the Middle Ages, Mary Magdalene was given the reputation in Western Christianity of being a repentant prostitute, something which is nowhere supported by the canonical gospels. But who really was this vital part of the Christian story? What can we discover of her life? What historical evidence can be uncovered?

We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries by tunnelling deeper, travelling wider, looking more closely, asking harder questions and searching for evidence with more determination than ever before. We are taken to places far and wide and will encounter conspiracy theories, cover-ups, strange phenomena, unexplained happenings and mysterious findings - in short, a whole host of unusual goings on that have had a massive bearing on how we view history today. Mary Magdalene is a key figure in the Christian faith. She travelled with Jesus as one of his followers and is said to have witnessed Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Within the four Gospels she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. During the Middle Ages, Mary Magdalene was given the reputation in Western Christianity of being a repentant prostitute, something which is nowhere supported by the canonical gospels. But who really was this vital part of the Christian story? What can we discover of her life? What historical evidence can be uncovered?

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