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    Tomb of St. Nicholas found?

    Source: Hurriyet Daily

    The tomb of Saint Nicholas may have been buried in the southern Turkish province of Antalya all along, Antalya Director of Surveying and Monuments Cemil Karabayram has claimed, after an intact temple has been discovered underneath the Saint Nicholas Church in the Demre district.

    Karabayram said a special section was found in the temple during scientific and technological works, with speculations that the tomb may be buried there.

    Speaking about the works that have been continuing for nearly three months in the church, Karabayram said: “The temple on the ground of the church is in good condition. We believe that it has received no damage so far. But it is hard to enter it because there are stones with motifs on the ground. These stones should be scaled one by one and then removed.”

    Karabayram said there had been many comprehensive works related to the tomb of St. Nicholas. “We studied all of the documents from between 1942 and 1966. There were some notes there. According to these notes, this church was demolished and rebuilt. During the reconstruction, traders in Bari took the bones. But it is said that these bones did not belong to St. Nicholas but to another priest. One of those to have said this was Professor Yıldız Ötüken, an academic of Hacettepe University’s history of art department. She says that St Nicholas is kept in a special section,” he added.
    Ötüken headed the archaeological excavations project in Demre for 20 years.

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    It's the logical place for his tomb (despite HuffPo's article calling it "secret" ). It will be interesting to see what they find. What is believed to be his relics is still in Bari, Italy. It would be nice to have firmer support for the theory that a different body was taken than the assertions of an art history professor.
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    Santa is dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Santa is dead?
    Obviously fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    Obviously fake news.
    whew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    Obviously fake news.
    Just like the account of him punching Arius in the face during the Council of Trent. No Christmas presents for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
    Just like the account of him punching Arius in the face during the Council of Trent. No Christmas presents for him.
    That would be difficult to do, since both had been dead and buried for 1200 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    That would be difficult to do, since both had been dead and buried for 1200 years.
    Nobody said it would have been easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Where are Indiana Jones and the gang from National Treasure when you need them?
    Side tracked by a couple Librarians and agents working in a secret warehouse obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    That would be difficult to do, since both had been dead and buried for 1200 years.
    Dead!? Then who is that coming into my house and leaving all those gifts every Christmas? I even saw him last winter at the mall! Don't tell me he's dead.

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