Church of the Nativity gets new life

By Associated Press in Bethlehem, West Bank ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-02-17 08:23:06

Renovation, partially funded by Palestinians, is biggest project for iconic site in 600 years

After two years of painstaking work, experts have completed the initial phase of a delicate restoration project at the Church of the Nativity, giving a much-needed face-lift to one of Christianity's holiest sites.

The project, partially funded by the Palestinians and conducted by a team of Palestinian and international experts, is the biggest restoration at the iconic church in about 600 years. The removal of centuries of dust has left Crusader-era mosaics sparkling in sunlight filtering through brand new windows. Structural repairs on the fragile rooftop and windows have been completed and art treasures have been returned to their delicate elegance.

Church of the Nativity gets new life

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