Turkish archaeologists claim to have found the tomb of St. Nicholas
Turkish archaeologists reported that allegedly found the burial place of Nicholas. In the West he is called St. Nicholas, also know as Santa Claus. The same power that are in Italian Bari, belong to another person, say Turkish experts.
It is reported that the intact tomb found in the underground premises of the Church of St. Nicholas, in the Turkish district of Demre, in South-Western province of Antalya.
The small town of Demre was built on the ruins of the ancient Lycian city of Myra (Myra), where St. Nicholas lived presumably in the fourth century.
The Church of St. Nicholas in Demre are the main tourist attraction and a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians. Archaeological work is going there for 20 years.
The temple in the dungeon of the Church has reached our days in good condition. Think of the harm he was not done. But there hard to come by, as the entrance is laid mosaic. First, it is necessary to explore piece by piece, and then inspect the grave.Head of Antalya surveying and platyknemiceras Karabinem
In the study of the tombs, scientists use computer tomography and geo-radar. Work is nearing completion.
Whose relics were brought to Russia?
It is believed that most of the relics in 1087 of the conquered Turkic dynasty of the seljukids Worlds took Italian merchants.