'St Nicholas's Pelvis bone' DOES come from the fourth century

‘St Nicholas’s Pelvis bone’ DOES come from the fourth century


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‘St Nicholas’s Pelvis bone’ DOES come from the fourth century
Daily Mail ^ | 6 December 2017 | Harry Pettit

Posted on 12/06/2017 10:47:15 PM PST by mairdie

A pelvis bone said to belong to the fourth-century saint who inspired the story of Father Christmas could indeed be from the legend himself, scientists have said.

Researchers at the University of Oxford radiocarbon tested the the bone said to be from St Nicholas, and found it dates from the correct historical period.

While they cannot categorically prove they are from the Christian saint, the team said the results pinpoint the relic’s age to the fourth century AD.

This is the period widely believed to have been when St Nicholas died, around 343 AD.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: relics; stnicholas


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1 posted on 12/06/2017 10:47:15 PM PST by mairdie

To: Pontiac

2 posted on 12/06/2017 11:15:51 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.L)

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