Jolly old St Nick has a long history of crossing borders, and not just on Christmas Eve…

Senior Lecturer in Greek History and Language from The University of Queensland Dr Amelia Brown has been working on uncovering the ‘real’ St Nicholas for the past few years, and shares some snapshots from the ancient and medieval travels of the Greek Agios Nikolaos, better known as Santa Claus.

She is currently in the process of translating all his miracles and life story into English, as they were first written in Greek in the 5th century, about a century after he died as an elderly much-beloved bishop of Myra on the south coast of what’s now Turkey (ancient Lycia, part of the Roman Empire).

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Project members

Dr Amelia Brown

Senior Lecturer in Greek History and Language and Director R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum