Researchers Recreating Mediaeval Music Played in the Church of the Nativity

Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, researcher at the Centre de recherche francais a Jerusalem arranges bells from the 12th century that researchers say used to play music inside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity and were hidden by Crusaders, are displayed in Jerusalem December 14, 2021. Picture taken December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Crusader-era bells and organ pipes from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem are inspiring researchers’ efforts to re-create music as it may have sounded in the birthplace of Jesus during almost 800 years ago.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Writing by Rinat Harash Editing by Dan Williams and John Stonestreet