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Exterior view of the Nativity Church, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1898-1946

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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 at the Library of Congress.

This photograph shows the exterior of the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. The church is said to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ emphasising the religious importance of this site. The exterior viewpoint of the church exemplifies its architectural style and its status as one of the oldest surviving Christian churches in the world. This image is a cropped version of the original, which is held at the Library of Congress.

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

History

Creator

American Colony or Matson Photo Service (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. Photographer

Contributors

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1898-1946

Type

1 transparency : glass ; 5 x 7 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-12179 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c18980000-0050aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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