19 Dec Scientists Find a Bone Fragment – It May Have Belonged to the Real Santa Claus
Subsequent to testing a bone part implied to be that of the holy person that motivated the Santa Claus legend, Scientists from the University of Oxford have found that it could surely have had a place with him, announced the Independent.
Through radiocarbon testing, they found the relic was a piece of pelvis bone and dated to the fourth century A.D., a similar time that the chronicled St. Nicholas is accepted to have kicked the bucket.
“Many relics that we study turn out to date to a period somewhat later than the historic attestation would suggest,” said Professor Tom Higham, co-chief of the Oxford Relics Cluster, the program that dated this bone part.
“This bone fragment, in contrast, suggests that we could possibly be looking at remains from St. Nicholas himself,” he included.
In spite of the fact that he is presently for the most part connected with the Father Christmas and Santa Claus legend, St. Nicholas, who was known as Nicholas of Myra in his lifetime, was a genuine recorded Christian researcher who was conceived and lived in Greek Anatolia, a region that is currently a piece of cutting edge Turkey.
At the season of St. Nicholas’ introduction to the world in 270 A.D., this area was a piece of the Roman Empire. Nicholas was a fundamental member in the push to set up Christianity as the religion of the Roman Empire, joining with ministers around the realm in 325 A.D., at the command of Emperor Constantine, to classify numerous components of the prospering religion.
Nicholas of Myra was known to be both well off and extremely liberal, attributes that motivated the account of Santa Claus offering presents to kids.
He passed on and was covered in the city of Myra, in Anatolia, however it is trusted that his remaining parts were stolen by mariners from the Italian city of Bari, and transported back there. Different relics of body parts that are accepted to have had a place with him are held in Venice.
Be that as it may, the disclosure of an undisturbed tomb that is accepted to have been for Nicholas has raised questions that his body at any point left the locale.
The particular relic tried had a place with a private authority, father Dennis O’Neill, of St Martha of Bethany Church, in Illinois.
Dr. Georges Kazan, co-executive of the Oxford Relics Cluster, stated, “These results encourage us to now turn to the Bari and Venice relics to attempt to show that the bone remains are from the same individual.”
They would like to utilize radiocarbon and palaeogenomics to test whether the bones originated from a similar individual.
“It is exciting to think that these relics, which date from such an ancient time, could in fact be genuine,” Kazan said.
With every one of these tests, we could at long last find which of these relics really had a place with noteworthy figures, and from that data, more about the lives of early Christians.