Nigeria state erects Jacob Zuma statue, road named after SA leader
US Supreme Court to review Microsoft email privacy case
Tragedy as goalkeeper dies after collision with team-mate
Iraqi forces launch operation for Kurdish-held oil fields, military base
Austria expected to elect youngest European Union leader in snap election
Santa Claus Discovered in Ancient Tomb in Turkey?
06 October 2017, 12:43 | Myrtle Vega
Santa Claus' untouched grave may be beneath church in Turkey's Antalya, archaeologist says
They have unearthed what they claim is likely the tomb of the original Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas, beneath an ancient church in Demre, southern Turkey.
Recent radar surveys have confirmed the presence of a temple and burial grounds beneath the recently restored Saint NicholasChurch in Demre, Antalya, local publication Hürriyet reports.
Cemil Karabayram, the director of Antalya's Monument Authority, said that the shrine was discovered during scientific and technological works.
Historical records say that Nicholas was buried in the Church built in his honor, but the location of the body of the Saint has always been a mystery. The desire to preserve these mosaics makes it all the more hard to access the tomb and archaeologists will have to carefully remove each tile individually in order to begin excavation. "These stones should be scaled one by one and then removed", Hurriyet newspaper cited him as saying.
Definitely not at the North Pole-but archaeologists still remain divided about the final resting place of St. Nicholas. We believe that the relics of St. Nicholas are stored in this temple intact.
Several mosaics in the church's stonework make accessing this section hard, but the researchers are hopeful that future excavations will prove their discovery is legitimate.
Watch the final two songs Tom Petty ever played live
After taking a bow with the band, he took the time to sign a few autographs and disappeared into the wings for the last time. Petty dropped out of high school when he was 17 and joined Mudcrutch , a band with which he moved to Los Angeles in 1970.
Yankees host Twins as Major League Baseball playoffs begin
Here are three keys to the New York Yankees coming away with the victory in the American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. Just trying to be positive and just create good things for me and for our team . "To me, I feel good about going in", he said.
According to legend, the remains of Saint Nicholas were taken to Bari, Italy in the 11th century AD, but researchers in Turkey suggest that those remains were actually those of the priest.
Sarcophagus of St. Nicholas.
It is believed that St Nicholas merged with the English character Father Christmas to create "Santa Claus". She did not mince words on why she believes the claim to his bones has been made in Demre: "The Turks, of course, are very interested in promoting tourism".
As it turns out, Nicholas bore little resemblance to the red-cheeked and round-bellied Santa we know today.
Actor Dileep gets bail
Manorama Online reported that the court observed the investigation against Dileep was "progressing well" when it granted him bail. A few hours later, he walked out of the Aluva sub-jail, waving and blowing kisses to his fans, who had gathered in large numbers.
News Corp backs Google policy on free news
Google has been meeting with publishers over the past several weeks about improving website load times and video performance. " Publishers are in the best position to determine what level of free sampling works best for them", Gingras wrote.
Trump tells Tillerson he's wasting his time
That's a stance that runs counter to what others in the USA administration - including President Donald Trump - have said. Kim responded by saying he would "surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged USA dotard with fire".