The Three Magi

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Nina Aldin Thune
published on 30 November 2021

A Byzantine wall mosaic from Ravenna showing the three Wise Men or Magi (aka the Three Kings) who visited the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. The three figures are traditionally named as Balthazar, Melchior, and Caspar, although they are neither numbered nor named in the Bible's New Testament. Completed by 526 CE (Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy)

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Thune, N. A. (2021, November 30). The Three Magi. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14935/the-three-magi/

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