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Turkey seeks return of Santa Claus’ bones

A Turkish archaeologists is pushing for Italy to 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

The world’s oldest Santa Claus figurine

Archaeologists in Ohio have uncovered the world's Santa Claus figurine which dates back to 1884. According to a report in Discovery News, the 2.5 inches tall object, known as the “Blue Santa”, was made circa 1884 by The American Marble and Toy Manufacturing Company. “It’s a wishing Santa. You hold it in

Santa Claus is buried in Ireland

Historians are claiming that the remains of St. Nicholas, the man who inspired Santa Claus, are buried in County Kilkenny, Ireland at Jerpoint Abbey. Experts claim that the philanthropist St Nicholas of Myra is entombed at the 12th century abbey after his body was moved there 800 years ago. The saint, revered