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Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

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Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

CountryPalestine
Date of Inscription2012
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1433

The inscribed property is situated 10km south of Jerusalem on the site identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus since the 2nd century. A church was first completed there in 339 A.D. and the edifice that replaced it after a fire in the 6th century retains elaborate floor mosaics from the original edifice. The site also includes Latin, Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian convents and churches, as well as bell towers, terraced gardens and a pilgrimage route.

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