About Us


Is a digital platform of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture (DAK). It is an initiative of the Department of the Tourism and Cultural Heritage that strives to research and document the social and cultural heritage of the Bethlehem city and region throughout the centuries, with a special focus on the last two centuries.

Bethlehem has a unique setting spanning a fertile landscape to the west and desert to the east. Its diverse environment made it a center for Baal and Adonis on the one hand, and the perfect setting for desert monasteries on the other. Its historical and religious significance turned it into a place for pilgrimage and a tourist destination, while its location on one of the ancient trade routes made it a city for expansive cultural exchange. The city’s present-day inhabitants of Christian and Muslim Palestinians make it a unique place for inter-religious interaction.

Special thanks is due to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ramallah for supporting the design and launching of this Website, thereby making it available to a wider audience.

Dar al-Kalima University
College of Arts & Culture

P.O.Box. 162, Bethlehem - Palestine

Tel: +970 2 2757028
Fax: +970 2 2756797

Email: president@daralkalima.edu.ps