BBC correspondent Aleem Maqbool is tracing the Biblical footsteps of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. The modern-day route is rife with checkpoints, militants and a few irate locals. And what's more, Maqbool's doing it all with a donkey in tow.
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool is re-tracing the route taken by Mary and Joseph in the biblical Christmas story on their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. And as the story goes, Mary and Joseph traveled by donkey.
Brits are known for having a certain stiff upper lip. Keep Calm and Carry On and such. But recently, that stiff lip has, well, slackened. Take Andy Murray, who cried his way into British hearts during Wimbledon.
The Testament of Mary is all about Mary. In fact, it has no other characters. Fiona Shaw plays the singular role in the new Broadway show, out this week. In it, she struggles with whether she did a good job of raising Jesus Christ.