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The Grotto of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Palestine, 1945

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posted on 30.01.2020, 12:04 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 the Grotto of the Nativity, the place where Jesus is said to have been born. The natural walls of the cave were covered with marble during the Byzantine period and the current structure has been modified over time, demonstrated by the decoration and the presence of the crib. The grotto is entered by a narrow and restricted staircase.

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

History

Creator

Matson photo service, photographer

Contributors

Matson Photo Service, Library of Congress

Date

02/1945

Type

1 negative : safety film ; 4 x 5 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number: LC-DIG-matpc-12537 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_019450200-0049aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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