Rio Grande do Norte

Photographed in 2007

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Hotel Reis Magos ...

Three Wise Men are said to have visited Jesus on the night of his birth, bearing gifts.
The Magi were then warned in dreams that revealed Herod's deadly intentions for the child and decided to return home by a different route, in order to thwart them. This prompted Herod to resort to killing all the young children in Bethlehem, an act called the Massacre of the Innocents, in an attempt to eliminate a rival heir to his throne.
Jesus and his family had, however, escaped to Egypt beforehand.

After these events, the Magi return home and passed into obscurity ... (along with their hotel.)




























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