The Da Vinci Code Put on Trial

A trial is being held in Vinci, Italy to address the controversial text "The Da Vinci Code," which many have taken as gospel truth.

Alessandro Vezzosi, director of a Leonardo museum, made an opening statement on Feb. 18, saying that he would produce substantial evidence including photographs of the errors and innaccuracies found in the book.

Protests arose among Roman Catholic and Protestant conservatives who argue against the inaccurately portrayed history of Christianity.

Author Dan Brown said on the "Today" show in 2003 that while the main character, "Robert Langdon, is fictional," "all of the art, architecture, secret rituals, secret societies, all of that is historical fact."

While no one will be speaking in defense of the book, hundreds of fans are expected to attend the trial. "The Da Vinci Code" has sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide and is expected to be made into a movie.