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morningsong

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Santa's Grave...??

Turkish Archeologists Think They May Have Discovered the Grave of 'Santa Claus'


Archeologists in Turkey think they may have reason to rewrite Christian (confuse) history. Saint Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus, is believed to have been born in the Demre district in Antalya, and new research at a church that bears his name there has uncovered a tomb that could house his undisturbed remains.

Working with researchers from eight different fields of study, Karabayram says that an elaborate tomb was discovered beneath the St. Nicholas Church in Turkey after performing digital surveys. Karabayram believes that the men who removed Saint Nicholas’ bones mistakenly picked up the remains of a different priest, making it possible that the real St. Nick is still underground. It’ll be some time before the researchers can get any closer to confirming the theory. “We believe this shrine has not been damaged at all, but it is quite difficult to get to it as there are mosaics on the floor,” Karabayram told the Daily Sabah. The tiles will carefully be removed together in a mold for preservation.

“Do I dare Disturb the universe?”
― T.S. Eliot

“Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it”
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Reply #1 posted 10/06/17 12:44pm

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wow. the real Santa

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Reply #2 posted 10/06/17 1:27pm

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is it oh oh ohunted?

With Love, Honor & Respect for all of you...no matter how I argue or disagree my heart is full of love for you all...
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Reply #3 posted 10/10/17 6:22pm

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/santa-claus-st-nicholas-tomb-archaeology-turkey-spd/


So why is there so much heated debate about the bones of St. Nicholas?

As a saint, his physical remains are considered relics, and are thus venerated by the Catholic Church. Similar debates have arisen over the remains of Mary Magdalene and St. Peter who have been "found" in different locations over time. (See the face of Mary Magd...nstructed.)

The St. Nicholas Center, a Catholic institution dedicated to the legacy of St. Nicholas, maintains that his bones are in the Basilica di San Nicola "until proven otherwise."

If remains are found, DNA testing could be possible. Genome sequencing helped researchers identify skeletal remains as belonging to ancient Canaanites just this past summer, and in 2014, the technique helped researchers identify the remains of a Christian martyr and queen named Ketevan.

But all told, it's too early to say whether this is the tomb of Santa Claus.


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Reply #4 posted 10/10/17 7:47pm

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Image result for south park santa gif

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Reply #5 posted 10/10/17 11:11pm

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Image result for dan aykroyd santa gif

You can walk a mile in my shoes. But you can't dance a step in my feet.
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Reply #6 posted 10/11/17 9:55am

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boxed one of my guilty pleasures.

Image result for bad santa


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