The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Palestine

There are two churches laying claim to be the site where in the New Testament the angel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary, and a total of 18 in Nazareth bearing some form of the name ¨Annunciation¨ - so you see that announcing is a big deal around here. Anyway, this one´s Roman Catholic, built according to tradition over the site of Mary´s house (the remnants of which can supposedly be seen in the Grotto of the Annunciation on the lower level), and is just the latest in a series, the current version dating back to just 1969.




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