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Next was the Dead Sea, where some of us took a dip. The water surprised me: it has no smell and feels like mineral oil. It is used in many cosmetic products. After a great time in the Dead Sea we headed to Bethlehem. Our first stop was the Milk Grotto Chapel. It is a serene grotto considered sacred because tradition has it that the Holy Family took refuge here during the Slaughter of the Innocents, before their flight into Egypt. Tradition has it that while Mary was nursing Jesus here, a drop of milk fell to the ground, turning it white. It is believed that scrapings from the stones in the grotto boost the quantity of a mother’s milk and enhance fertility.
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Church of the Nativity
4. Below we can see the doors which are known as " Trapdoors" through which we can see the original mosaic floor of the Constantine's basilica, the first church.5. The Church of nativity was built over a cave where Jesus Christ was born . In the below picture, we can see his birthplace .