Birthplace of Jesus: the Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (Palestine)
Birthplace of Jesus: the Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem was also placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger as it is suffering from damages due to water leaks. The inscribed property is situated 10km south of Jerusalem on the site Christians have believed to be the birthplace of Jesus since the 2nd century. A church was first completed there in 339 A.D. and the edifice that replaced it after a fire in the 6th century retains elaborate floor mosaics from the original edifice. The site also includes Latin, Greek Orthodox, Franciscan and Armenian convents and churches, as well as bell towers, terraced gardens and a pilgrimage route.