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The Original Tomb of Saint Nicholas, Demre

Ken Grubb
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This is where Saint Nicholas, who we know as Santa Claus, was first laid to rest. When the city was being taken by Seljuk Turks, Italian sailors took the remains of Saint Nicholas to Italy. Apparently they didn't get all of the bones, since some are in a reliquary on display at the Antalya Archaeology Museum.


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