Tesla's remains to be buried at St. Sava's Temple
The ashes of Nikola Tesla will be transferred from a museum in Belgrade named after him to the yard of St. Sava's Temple, it has been decided.Source: Tanjug
A monument will also be built there to honor the Serbian-American engineer and inventor, an agreement signed on Friday envisages.
The burial urn with Tesla's ashes has been at the museum since 1957.
The document was signed by the Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej, Energy Minister Zorana Mihajlović, and head of the interim administration of the city of Belgrade, Siniša Mali.
The patriarch said on the occasion that there was "nothing more natural than for the earthly remains of the great thinker to rest in the holiest place of the Serb people - the temple dedicated to St. Sava, where a monument to (Đorđe Petrović) Karađorđe is also located."
"There's nothing more natural and logical than to have the three great names of Serb history, culture, and science rest in the most beautiful spot in the city, and next to a great holy place," Irinej said, and thanked the government and the city officials for supporting the initiative launched by the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC).
Siniša Mali explained that a working group will be tasked with organizing the transfer of Tesla's remains, while Zorana Mihajlović said her ministry would "with all activities help make sure the project is realized as soon as possible."