The Modern Magi

Three modern magi retrace the steps taken by the Wise Men almost 2,000 years ago.

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01The Sands Of Time1998122419981218

Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth, Professor Heather Couper, astronomer, and Paul Vallely of the Independent set off across the Syrian desert to recreate the atmosphere of this exotic, mystical group and reflect on the aspirations of the present age.

02 LAST1998123119981225

As they approach the place of Christ's birth, Rowan Williams, Bishop of Monmouth, Professor Heather Couper, astronomer, and Paul Vallely of the Independent ask: who is the child the modern age seeks, and what are the signs to follow?