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How the Media Would Have Covered the Birth of Jesus

Tomorrow, billions of people across the world will commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ 2000-ish years ago. The arrival of the messiah would have been a huge media event at the time — had there actually been any media aside from the guy who announced the king's royal proclamations from a balcony. Consequently, we are forced to make educated guesses about how the media would have covered the story, if it were around back then.  

Photo illustrations by Jed Egan. 

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