They are one of the most symbols of the festive season, emulated in nativity plays all over the world and whose adorns the front of millions of Christmas cards.

However the three who presented the newborn baby Jesus with gold, frankincense and myrrh could have been larger in if a of an ancient document is correct.

An eighth- script has been translated into English for the first time and throws an incredible new light on the Christmas story.

The Magi was the , used from at least the fourth century BC, for ancient stargazers who were able to read and manipulate the fate foretold in the .

Was the star the Magi followed Jesus himself?

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