Oct 6, 2017

Santa Claus Lies in an Ancient Undisturbed Grave in Turkey, Claim Archaeologists

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Despite what you may have heard, Santa Claus is – or was – real, and archaeologists in Turkey think they’ve pinpointed the location of his final resting place.

Centuries before the jolly red mascot became a fixture of Christmas consumerism, Saint Nicholas was a 4th century bishop who inspired the modern Santa myth – and new claims suggest the grave of this gift-giving churchman lies beneath an ancient church in southern Turkey.

After three months of investigations, Turkish archaeologists say they’ve discovered what looks like an intact temple and burial grounds underneath Saint Nicholas Church in the province of Antalya, in a town called Demre – formerly known as Myra, where Saint Nicholas was made bishop.

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