Want to see what old St. Nick really looked like?

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I’m not talking about the “right jolly old elf” — with “eyes how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!” — but the real St. Nicholas, who was short with a broad face, according to a forensic reconstruction, and “a beard on his chin as white as the snow” would have been in keeping with religious tradition of the 4th century. Continue reading

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