There’s a big battle brewing in Belgrade over the ashes of Nikola Tesla.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, but he was best known and revered for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system.
Tesla was born of Serbian parents on July 10, 1856 in what is now Croatia and died at the age of 86 in New York on January 7, 1943.
Five days after his passing, Tesla’s body was taken to the Ferncliff Cemetery in Ardsley, New York, where it was later cremated. Since 1953, his ashes have been displayed in a gold-plated sphere on a marble pedestal in the Nikola Tesla Museum in the Serbian capital.
Now, the Serbian Orthodox Church wants to move the ashes to St. Sava’s Cathedral. This apparently has some people quite disturbed.
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