Exact burial spot of St. Nicholas, inspiration for Santa Claus, discovered in Turkish church

A fresco of Jesus in a church in Turkey’s Antalya region hinted at the exact location of Saint Nicholas’ burial.  (Image credit: Izzet Keribar/Getty Images) (opens in new tab) Archaeologists in southern Turkey have just uncovered the original burial place of Father Christmas himself, formally known as St. Nicholas, but whose modern nicknames of Santa […]

‘Astounding’ Roman statues unearthed at Norman church ruins on route of HS2 | Archaeology

Roman statues of a man, woman and child have been uncovered by archaeologists at an abandoned medieval church on the route of the HS2 high-speed railway. The discovery was “utterly astounding”, according to Rachel Wood, the lead archaeologist at the site in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. “They’re really rare finds in the UK,” she said. “The […]