BETHLEHEM IS A PALESTINIAN CITY,LOCATED TEN KILOMETER SOUTH OF JERUSALEM. IN ARABIC MEAN HOUSE OF MEAT WHILE IN HEBREW IS BREAD.

IN HEBREW BIBLE BETHLEHEM IS WHERE DAVID COMING FROM AND CROWNED AS THE KING OF ISRAEL. BUT DESTROYED BY EMPEROR HADRIAN IN SECOND CENTURY.AND REBUILT BY EMPRESS HELENA , THE MOTHER OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT AND BUILT THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY IN 327  BUT BADLY DAMAGE DURING THE SAMARITAN WAR  IN 529 AND REBUILT BY EMPEROR JUSTINIAN I , IN VERY MUCH PRESENT FORM.

INSIDE THE ST CATHERINE CHURCH , THERE IS AN ENTRANCE  GOING UNDERGROUND ON THE WAY TO THE BIRTH PLACE OF JESUS CHRIST.

THE SILVER STAR MARKED THE BIRTH PLACE OF JESUS CHRIST.

THE CITY IS INHABITED BY ONE OF THE OLDEST CHRISTIAN COMMUNTIES IN THE WORLD.AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PILGRIMAGE FOR CHRISTIAN ESPECIALLY DURING THE CHRISTMAS TIME. VISITING THIS CITY YOU NEED TO CARRY YOUR PASSPORT ALL THE TIME , THEY HAVE BORDER WITH JERUSALEM AND THEY CHECK THE PASSPORT ENTERING JERUSALEM.

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