Nazareth

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Nazareth is the traditional boyhood home of Jesus (Matthew 2-4). The centerpiece for Christian pilgrims is the Basilica of the Annunciation, which enshrines a traditional spot where the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would have a child and should name him Jesus (Luke 1).

Adjacent to the church is a baptistery built over what is thought to be an ancient Jewish ritual bath (mikvah), and an excavation of the ruins of ancient Nazarene homes.

Even further north is the Church of St. Joseph, which is built over a complex of chambers traditionally identified as the workshop of Jesus' father, Joseph.

The existing city of Nazareth is (as it is recorded as being in Jesus' day) a bit of a dump. But as is so often in Israeli cities, as you rise into the hills above the lower city, Upper Nazareth is much more residential and upscale.

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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Home of Mary
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Home of Mary
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Home of Mary
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Home of Mary
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Baptistry and atrium
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Baptistry and atrium
Nazareth - Baptistry and atrium
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Baptistry and atrium
Nazareth - Baptistry and atrium
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Baptistry and atrium
Nazareth - Me and mom at the Basilica of the Annunciation
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Me and mom at the Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth excavation
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Ancient Nazareth excavation
Nazareth - Church of St. Joseph
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Church of St. Joseph
Nazareth - Church of St. Joseph
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Church of St. Joseph
Nazareth - Church of St. Joseph
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Church of St. Joseph
Nazareth - Joseph's workshop
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Joseph's workshop
Nazareth - Joseph's workshop
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Joseph's workshop
Nazareth - Byzantine-era baptismal basin in the crypt
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Byzantine-era baptismal basin in the crypt
Nazareth - Basin in the crypt diagram
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Basin in the crypt diagram
Nazareth - Basin in the crypt diagram
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Basin in the crypt diagram
Nazareth - The grotto
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The grotto
Nazareth - The grotto
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The grotto
Nazareth - Chapel - grate over the grotto
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Chapel - grate over the grotto
Nazareth - Church of St. Joseph
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Church of St. Joseph
Nazareth - Church of St. Joseph
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Church of St. Joseph
Nazareth - Church of St. Joseph
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Church of St. Joseph
Nazareth - Resting
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Resting
Nazareth - Mom and me at the Basilica of the Annunciation
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Mom and me at the Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Ancient Nazareth
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Ancient Nazareth
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Ancient Nazareth
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Ancient Nazareth
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Ancient Nazareth
Nazareth - Ancient Nazareth
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Ancient Nazareth
Nazareth - Synagogue remnants
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Synagogue remnants
Nazareth - Byzantine mosaics
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Byzantine mosaics
Nazareth - Byzantine mosaics
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Byzantine mosaics
Nazareth - Theresa and Mary
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Theresa and Mary
Nazareth - Italian mosaic
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Italian mosaic
Nazareth - Resting
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Resting
Nazareth - Nazareth gift shop
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Nazareth gift shop
Nazareth - Street sign
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Street sign
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
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Basilica of the Annunciation
Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Nazareth
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Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Upper Nazareth
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Upper Nazareth
Nazareth - Mount Tabor
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Mount Tabor

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