Nicholas’ bones were originally thought to be taken to Bari, Italy, however, the new evidence proves otherwise. Karabayram now believes that the bones discovered in Bari may have belonged to another priest.

Archaeologists believe to have found a hidden temple through geo-radar surveys during a restoration project of the 11th-century church. This temple might hold St. Nicholas’ remains.

The temple will undergo evacuation work to determine if St. Nicholas’ body is buried there, added The Guardian.