Monk sweeping the floor in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1898-1946
figureposted on 30.01.2020, 12:06 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.
The photograph depicts a monk sweeping the floor in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The church is believed to be built upon the site of the birthplace of Jesus Christ imbuing it with religious significance for Christians of various denominations around the world. The photograph also shows the decoration of the interior of the church.
This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.