They are crafted from metal, wax, even burlap. They come from Ghana, Thailand and Egypt. Thousands of Nativity scenes make up the collection assembled by the Marian Library at the University of Dayton during the last 20 years, and although they all tell the same, timeless story, each tells that story in a unique way.
University of Dayton. "God Still Comes" (2015). http://wayback.archive-it.org/4727/20160114221336/https://www.udayton.edu/news/articles/2015/12/god_still_comes_by_fr_roten.php