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Interior of the Church of Nativity showing the descent to the Grotto, Bethlehem, Palestine, June 1934

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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.

The photograph shows the interior of the Church of the Nativity, and the descent to the Grotto. The Grotto of the Nativity is believed to be the place of Jesus Christ's birth. The current architecture of the Grotto has been completely modified over the years.

This image exists as part of the Nativity Church 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

06/1934

Type

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

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-03169 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_019340600-0015aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

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