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Magnus Magnusson, KBE (1929 – 2007) was an Icelandic journalist, translator, writer and television presenter. Born in Reykjavík, he lived in Scotland for almost all of his life, although he never took British citizenship. Magnusson was a reporter with the Scottish Daily Express and The Scotsman. He went freelance in 1967, then joined the British Broadcasting Corporation, presenting programmes on history and archaeology (including BC The Archaeology of the Bible Lands), as well as appearing in news programmes. He is the author of fourteen books, including Archaeology of the Bible, Classical Music, Magnus Mangusson's Family Quiz Book, Scotland: The Story of a Nation, and Tales from Viking Times.