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Nativity scene . Dylan and Olivia. In 1223, St. Francis of Assisi created the first living Nativity scene in a cave near Greccio , Italy, at midnight Mass in an effort to make Christmas more meaningful for the townspeople. Developed . Italy, Greccio in 1233.

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Nativity scene

Nativity scene

Dylan and Olivia


Developed

Developed


Italy greccio in 1233
Italy, Nativity scene in a cave near Greccio in 1233


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Significance


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  • A nativity scene is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the scene of the birth of Jesus Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story such as shepherds and sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the gospels of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, as well as the Magi and camels belonging to the Magi described in the Matthew. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may be Biblical or not.

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