History | October 8, 2017 5:00 am

Archaeologists Potentially Discovered St. Nicholas’ Bones

The team found bones of the man behind the legend of Santa Claus in southern Turkey.

Well the good news is that Santa Claus is real, but the bad news is that some archeologists just found his bones.

Turkish archaeologists believe they may have discovered the remains of St. Nicholas beneath a church at his birthplace in southern Turkey, reports the Washington PostSt. Nicholas is the man the legend of Santa Claus was based on.

Cemil Karabayram, the head of Antalya’s monuments authority, said that archaeologists have found a temple below the church, and believe his bones lie within the temple, reports The Washington Post. 

The next step for archaeologists is to find a way to remove the bones without harming the church.