Université de Fribourg

Historical and archaeological analysis of the Church of the Nativity

Bacci, Michele ; Bianchi, Giovanna ; Campana, Stefano ; Fichera, Giuseppe

In: Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2012, vol. 13, p. 5-26

The team has considered the special status of the Basilica of Bethlehem, which is not just a monument of outstanding historic and artistic importance, but also and fundamentally a holy place, that has long been and is still perceived as a memorial site, marking the place of Christ’s birth and transcribing into a sacred topography the main events of the Gospel narratives. Because of such a...