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Mosaic floor in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, June 1934

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posted on 30.01.2020, 12:08 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 intricate and symbolic mosaic floors inside the Church of the Nativity. The floor was covered over during the Byzantine period and was not discovered until excavations were carried out by the British government between 1932-1934.

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-03168 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_019340600-0014aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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