Canadian film-maker, Simcha Jacobovici's new documentary The Nails of the Cross, claims that two nails that have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem may have been used to crucify Jesus of Nazareth.

The documentary which will be aired on the History Channel in the U.S. on April 20 and on Channel 1 in Israel on May 15 has triggered public speculation and many have dismissed the case calling it a publicity stunt for the film.

When enquired, Jacobovici told Bloomberg, Do I know 100 percent that these nails were used to crucify Jesus? No. I think we have a very compelling case to say: these are them.

The Nails of the Cross is the result of three years of research by the film-maker where he presents his assertations.

What we are bringing to the world is the best archaeological argument ever made that two of the nails from the crucifixion of Jesus has been found, Reuters quoted Jacobovici as saying.

Check the slideshow to get a glimpse of the two nails which have sparked controversy and debate throughout the world: