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'Santa's bone' dates back to time of St. Nick


Posted on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

Saint Nicholas is the inspiration for Santa Claus. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Lapost
Scientists have radiocarbon dated a small fragment of bone that may have belonged to Saint Nicholas.
The bone, which is believed to be a fragment of pelvis, was kept at a church in France and is currently owned by Father Dennis O'Neill - a priest from Illinois.

The testing, which was carried out by researchers at Oxford University, aimed to determine whether or not the bone actually dates back to the time of Saint Nicholas - the inspiration for Father Christmas.

The findings seemed to confirm that the bone could very well be that of the 4th-Century saint.

Scientists are now interested in conducting similar tests on other relics said to belong to Saint Nicholas that are currently being kept in the crypt of a church in Bari, Italy.

"It is exciting to think that these relics, which date from such an ancient time, could in fact be genuine," said Dr Georges Kazan, co-director of the Keble College's Advanced Studies Center.

Source: BBC News | Comments (6)

Tags: Saint Nicholas, Santa

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by seeder on 6 December, 2017, 16:38
Brilliant title.... Santa's Bone... 
Comment icon #2 Posted by UFOwatcher on 6 December, 2017, 17:14
Just had to call it that.....LOL I suppose coming down the chimney is not near as hard as going back up...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Kiltedmusician on 6 December, 2017, 17:38
Hah! Goin? back up.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Chortle on 6 December, 2017, 18:11
Well at least we now have firm proof!...Albeit is going to be difficult to explain this to my daughter.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nnicolette on 7 December, 2017, 11:49
Ok, I think we all know that we need to clone Santa Clause! Where is the ethical adversity in that?
Comment icon #6 Posted by Nzo on 8 December, 2017, 6:09
I have no idea why you are posting fake news.... SANTA IS ALIVE AND WELL! He resides at the north pole with his wife Mrs. Claus. He is immortal!!! Just and FYI you are all on his naughty list for presenting this fake news. Coals in your stockings this Christmas. I on the other hand have been good so I get what I wished for. :p


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