One of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem marks the traditional birthplace of Jesus. During its 1,700-year history, it has survived invasions, regime changes, fire, and earthquakes. In 2013, the church underwent a process of renovation and restoration. After seven years of meticulous work, the church has been “reborn” and restored to its former glory.
Bethlehem Reborn showcases a variety of recent discoveries and high-quality images, as well as highlights a comprehensive timeline on the Church of the Nativity. A unique feature of the exhibit is artist Yousef Zoughbi’s model of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem created from olive wood and mother-of-pearl and dating back to 1936. This model allows visitors to connect more deeply with the story of the Nativity and to access a unique part of the Church of the Nativity’s history.
Come explore the amazing art and architecture that were once thought lost in this special Christmas exhibit.
Open: November 6, 2023 – May 15, 2024
Location: Floor 5
Cost: Included with general admission