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View of the remains of a first century house that is preserved in the lower level of the Convent.  Ken Dark believes that this might be the house in which Jesus grew up (see below)!

. . . the rock–cut doorway of the first–century house . . . .  The combination of rock–built construction and quarried–rock construction can be seen clearly.  The door opens to the 'Chambre Obscure,' another part of the original house structure partly cut out of the natural rock.  The rock overhang in the corner is naturally occurring and was likely left in its current form to support the roof.  In front of the doorway, a fragment of the original floor survives. (Dark, p. 56)

Dark, Ken. “Has Jesus' Nazareth House Been Found?” Biblical Archaeological Review 41, no. 2 (March/April 2015): 54–63, 72.

And Dark, Ken. "The Sisters of Nazareth Site."  December 2020.