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Close up detail of mosaic in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1934-1946

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posted on 30.01.2020 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held in the Library of Congress.

This photograph shows a close up of mosaic floors inside the Church of the Nativity. The floors were covered over during the Byzantine period and were not discovered until excavations at the Church were carried out by the British government between 1932-1934. That the mosaics are detailed to such a high quality represents the deep religious symbolism contained within the church.

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

History

Contributors

G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection

Date

c.1934-1946

Type

1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 4 x 5 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-09197 (digital file from original photo)

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31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c19340000-0045aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

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