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Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation

The church was established at the site where, according to Roman Catholic tradition, the Annunciation took place.
The current church is a two-story building constructed in 1969 over the site of an
earlier Byzantine-era and then Crusader-era church.
Inside, the lower level contains the Grotto of the Annunciation, believed by many Christians to be the remains of the original childhood home of Mary.

Another Christian tradition asserts that the Church of St Joseph in Nazareth is built over the carpentry workshop of the husband of the Virgin Mary.

Excavations conducted in 1955 tell us much about Nazareth at the time of Jesus. They show that Nazareth was a small agricultural village of between 200 and 400 people living in 35 homes spread over ten acres. The village's growth was hindered by its poor water supply. They further show that Nazareth was small and insignificant.

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