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Church of the Nativity interior, c.1918-1940

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posted on 13.01.2020 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of a digital image held in the Library of Congress.

The Church of the Nativity is a major religious holy site as it was erected around the birth place of Jesus Christ. The intricate decoration of the interior of the church is evident in the detailed mosaics dating from 1160s and the columns, which carry Crusader paintings of saints and the Virgin Mary. This image is a cropped version of the original at the Library of Congress.

This image exists as part of the Nativity collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. Photographer

Contributors

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1918-1940

Type

1 negative : glass, stereograph, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-00978 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c19180000-0005aa.tiff, pb_lc_nch_c19180000-0005ab.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

Exports