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Date: 19 May 2010 17:01:13
Title: St Nicholas' Church and Myra

Up early to join the tour bus to Myra and St Nicholas' church.  Lots of Russian tourists at the church, which was built in memory of the Saint and is supposed to be where he was buried,though his tomb is now empty as his bones were supposedly removed by Italians some time ago.  He is apparently the patron saint of seamen,and many Turkish boats carry his icon.
Myra is the site of rock tombs and a Roman amphitheatre.
 
                   
Amphitheatre at Myra...                                                                            ...and rock tombs
 
               
Masks at Myra                                                                                        Cross with anchor at St Nicholas'Church

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