Rrobserver – Italian firm restoring Nativity Church: Like touching heaven

In this Feb. 4, 2016 photo, a restoration expert works on mosaic inside the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Italian firm restoring one of Christianity’s holiest sites — the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem — says it’s more than halfway finished with the 14 million-euro project, which has already uncovered a Crusades-era mosaic angel hidden under plaster. Piacenti SpA, a family-run conservation firm from the Tuscan town of Prato, won the contract to restore the biblical place of Jesus’ birth and began work in 2013 alongside Palestinian workers. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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