tinyfav.com June 21, 2018

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

St Nicholas Church

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 Nicholas Church 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.

2.5 million more consumers affected, ex-CEO faces Congress
Smith said this particular sale opened after the second quarter earnings call and was in line with normal behavior. In addition to Congressional inquiries, Equifax faces a number of state and federal probes related to the hack.

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.

"The world's eyes will be set on here". Read the Snopes article if you don't believe us.

Other News

Trending Now

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.

Possible Terrorism In Canada As Officer Stabbed And Pedestrians Struck
Both the Edmonton Police Service and the RCMP are working on the case through the Integrated National Enforcement Team. Austin Elgie, manager of The Pint bar just west of the downtown core, saw the van zoom by with police giving chase.

Sharif's indictment in graft cases postponed by a week
The bill will be later sent to President Mamnoon Hussain and it will be a part of the law after his approval. He said the former premier's indictment has been deferred to October 9, the next date of hearing.

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.

Dave Strader, broadcasting legend and Stars play-by-play man, dies at 62
The entire Flyerdelphia staff would like to express our condolences to the Strader family in these very hard times. Strader was one of the best-known American broadcasters in all of hockey and had been doing so for 38 years.

Kansas' GOP delegation in House backs 'pain-capable' abortion bill
They would like to pass a law prohibiting abortion completely, but they realize that is not politically possible. Trent Franks, contradicts what studies actually suggest - that fetuses can not feel pain at that stage.

Uber Board Approves Series of Corporate Reforms
In London , Uber says it has more than 40,000 drivers and more than 3.5 million riders who use the app at least once every 90 days.

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".

EU 'Natural' Mediator for Catalonia-Spain Conflict - Spanish Lawmaker
Spain's constitution determines that the majority which counts is Spain as a whole, not Catalonia's 5.3 million voters. The next move could involve suspending the regional government and implementing direct rule from Madrid .

Amethi Visit: After Cong Flak, Admin Says 'Yes' To Rahul's Tour
He added the Amethi district administration had later "admitted to its mistake" in this case. Gandhi is scheduled to visit Amethi from October 4 to 6.