Palestine - Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

"The inscribed property is situated 10km south of Jerusalem on the site identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus since the 2nd century. A church was first completed there in 339 A.D. and the edifice that replaced it after a fire in the 6th century retains elaborate floor mosaics from the original edifice. The site also includes Latin, Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian convents and churches, as well as bell towers, terraced gardens and a pilgrimage route." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage 

Postcard 1
View of Bethlehem with Bethlehem Hills in the background. A nice postcard by Palestine Post. Thanks Bahjat of Gaza, Palestine.

Postcard 2
Church of Nativity of Bethlehem of West Bank, Palestine. The postcard was bought from Bethlehem and later mailed from Russia using both Palestine Authority stamp bought there and Russian stamps. Thanks so much to Alexander who had visited Bethlehem for sending this postcard.

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