Turkey Claims It’s Found Saint Nicholas’ Crypt

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 5, 2017

Archaeologists say the body was not stolen by crusaders in the 11th century and is still located below a church in Demre.

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they may have found the tomb of Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, aka Santa Claus, under a church in the Demre district of Turkey.

As Kareem Shaheen at The Guardian reports, researchers discovered an intact temple and burial grounds below the Church of St. Nicholas during radar scans and CT surveys of the site. But the researchers have yet to confirm the find. To access the tomb, they must first remove and preserve valuable mosaics from the church floor, a process that will take time.

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