Basilica of the Nativity State of Palestine

One of the oldest surviving Christian churches, commissioned by Emperor Constantine in 339 CE, the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem marks the traditional place of Jesus Christ's birth.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
249565
Names
Basilica of the Nativity
Church of the Nativity
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Timeline

c. Mar 6 BCE
Birth of Jesus
339
Construction of the Church of the Nativity