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“Angel Mosaic” restored in Bethlehem

Having been declared a World Heritage site in danger in 2012, the Church of the Nativity was badly in need of restoration. An Italian team working on the church discovered this beautiful mosaic that had been hidden under plaster for hundreds of years.


In Bethlehem's Ancient Church, a Long Unseen Presence Appears

By Anne-Marie O’Connor

National Geographic

May 27, 2016

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