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The Church of the Nativity, located in the heart of Bethlehem, is the most sacred site in the Christian faith, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, marked by the Church of the Nativity. This, of course, is no ordinary church; the entryway is extremely small, while inside, visitors are exposed to a vast nave and beautiful mosaics and artwork. The Nativity Church Bethlehem is not only the oldest church in Israel, but it is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

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

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel

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from About.com Religion & Spirituality

Take a Virtual Trip to the Holy Land With These Israel Tour Pictures

The Star of Bethlehem in the Church of the Nativity marks the spot where Jesus was born

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel. Walking down to the place where Jesus was born...

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Church of the Nativity . Bethlehem

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Bethlehem in Jesus Time

Church Of The Nativity - Bethlehem, Israel.

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The grotto of the nativity, inside the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem, is believed to be the actual birth site of Jesus.

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel. Yes, the door is that tiny to keep people from coming in on their animals.

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archaeology and politics: the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem has been listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Good news? Yes, but the decision has been challenged because the site is within the territories assigned to the Palestinian National Authority.

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