Santa Claus in his native city
You know that Turks dont celebrate the christmas but only the new year.This reality doesnt prevent to celebrate the Santa claus as a native citizen of Demre.In Turkish his name is Noel Baba ( father Noel)
The rock-cut tombs
The base of the unique necropolis in Myra it was a Lycian custom to bury the dead people high up because they believed that in this way they were more easily transported to heaven.
The funeral monuments were built isolatedly or cut out of the rock-facea and some of the facades have flat or sloping roofs supported by pillars, suggesting that they are copied from wooden temples.
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