They've Discovered The Tomb of Santa

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Archaeologists say they've discovered the tomb of Santa Claus. It's not at the North Pole but rather in southern Turkey, where the original Saint Nicolas lived 17-hundred years ago. A saint who was beloved for his generosity, Saint Nick is said to have given away his wealth to work as a monk with the poor. On his feast day in December, people used to leave out shoes so that he'd come to put coins in them overnight. The man morphed into a legend and eventually became Father Christmas over the next thousand years. 

Of course, his current popular form as a jolly old man in red is mostly thanks to the 19th Century poem that starts "Twas the night before Christmas" and an aggressive 20th Century marketing campaign. Source: Gizmodo

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