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  Mary's Well
by mafi_moya

The thing about religion is that everyone has a different version. Some people believe that the Annunciation actually took place here, about 5 minutes walk from the Basilica site, at "Mary's Well".

The spring under the well has served Nazareth for over 2000 years and the story goes that Mary was collecting water when she was visited by the Angel Gabriel. The spring is actually underneath the nearby Greek Orthodox Church of St Gabriel.

Although it's in an attractive tree-covered square, Mary's Well feels a bit of a let-down, partly because of the empty cans and rubbish dumped at the bottom.

Directions: Paul 6th Street in the city centre, near St Gabriel's Greek Orthodox Church.

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  • Written Oct 3, 2004
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