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"Santa Claus" Found Buried Beneath A Turkish Church

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Congratulations to everyone who actually believed that at one point in time Santa really existed, because archaeologists in Turkey have made a new discovery that could once and for all settle the centuries-old mystery.

While experts have historical evidence to believe that St. Nicholas aka Santa Claus, a bishop of Demre, a town located in Turkey's Antalya province, was alive sometime around the 4th century, no one really knew where he was buried.


Some theories claim that during the crusades St. Nicholas's bones were moved from Demre to Venice or Bari, Italy. In fact, many Catholics and Orthodox Christians believe that the Basilica di San Nicola is the location of the saint's tomb. Others argue that the remains ended up in Ireland where they were placed in an abandoned churchyard by French knights.

This week, a team of archaeologists including Cemil Karabayram, the head of Antalya's Reliefs and Monuments authority, were digging through an 11th century church located in St. Nick's birthplace when they stumbled upon a grave that could change history as we know it.

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