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