Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Tis the Season to be . . . Disinterring St. Nicholas

BBC News - Turkey seeks return of Santa Claus' bones: "A Turkish archaeologist has called on his government to demand that Italy return the bones of St Nicholas to their original resting place.

The 3rd Century saint - on whom Santa Claus was modelled - was buried in the modern-day town of Demre in Turkey.

But in the Middle Ages his bones were taken by Italian sailors and re-interred in the port of Bari."

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