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Bethlehem's Nativity Church removed from UNESCO endangered list

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UNESCO removes Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity from its 'World Heritage in Danger' list after the building, identified by Christian tradition as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, went under renovation and conservation works. Church and Palestinian officials have since overseen high-quality work restoring "roof, exterior facades, mosaics and doors," UNESCO said in a statement.

Added on the 03/07/2019 21:20:29 - Copyright : AFP EN

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