The inscribed property is situated 10 km 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 ad 339 and the edifice that replaced it after a fire in the 6th century retains elaborate floor mosaics from the original building. The site also includes Latin, Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian convents and churches, as well as bell towers, terraced gardens and a pilgrimage route.

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

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Palestine 
Category
Cultural
Name
Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
Selection Criteria (?)
(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2012
Keyword
Church, Registered in 2012, World Heritage in Danger