Stock Photo Description: Stock photo of The Basilica of the Annunciation. Traditionally the site of Annunciation of the birth of Jesus. Turned into a place of worship on the 1st and 2nd centuries. Early sources refer to the location as the House of Virgin Mary. This claim is supported by numerous inscriptions on the walls mentionaing Mary, that were left by pilgrims and visitors in early christianity. In the year 427 AD the first Byzantine church was built on site. A Crusade church was built on the ruins of the Byzantine church in the 12th century. The current Basilica was built on the ruins of four earlier churches and was consecrated in 1969. Shot in Nazareth Israel in January 2008.
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Stock Photo of The Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth Israel