History Beneath My Feet

History is never antiquated, because humanity is always fundamentally the same.

– Walter Rauschenbusch.

Ever felt as if you were walking in the footsteps of history? Literally? During this unplanned visit to Bethlehem, we stopped by the Shepherds’ Fields and visited a shrine in a cave nearby where you could see the mosaics from Byzantine times. It is while visiting such sites is the cycle of rise and fall of kingdoms, creation and destruction of culture, religions, art becomes evident – what we call history.

At the Shepherds Fields enroute to Bethlehem. (Dec. 2012)

At the Shepherds Fields enroute to Bethlehem. (Dec. 2012)

 

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2 replies »

  1. Beautiful image. It is astounding to think of the people that lived and events that took place thousands of years before we make our own journey to these places. Lovely post.

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