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Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth - Drive Thru History

Drive Thru History with Dave Stotts® is a fun, fast-paced, content-rich history show that speeds through ancient civilizations, the Holy Land, and the founding of America.

While the current Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth (Basilica of the Annunciation) was built in 1969, its roots go way back to the 4th century when Emperor Constantine commissioned the construction of a church at this location. His mother, Helena, was traveling the area marking important locations in the life of Jesus. Here, she discovered a shrine in a cave that pilgrims treated as Mary’s childhood home. This is known as the “Grotto of the Annunciation” to this day. Constantine’s church existed until it was totally destroyed during the 7th century. Since that time, other churches were built and destroyed, until the version you see here today.

Length: 2mins

Dave Stotts career in documentary production has taken him to nearly 30 countries to shoot and edit films on a wide variety of topics, including history, science, religion, homeland security, and Bible archaeology. In addition to writing and videography, Dave’s primary role in media creation is in the editor’s chair, assembling videos and crafting animations. Storytelling is the driving force behind his work. From tracing the history of strategic missile defense in 33 Minutes, to exploring scientific controversies in Icons of Evolution, to highlighting the contributions of Western Civilization in Drive Thru History, telling a visually-engaging and content-rich story is what animates Dave.

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