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Miguel De Cervantes remains might about to be uncovered


The mystery of where the famous authors Miguel de Cervantes remains are buried may be about to be solved. A team of experts made up of archaeologists and anthropologists are about to enter what they hope is the final stage in their nine-month quest to unravel the exact whereabouts of the grave of the “Don Quixote” writer.

In 1616 the well known author was buried at the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians in Madrid’s historic Barrio de las Letras, or Literary Quarter, however to this day the exact placement of his grave within the small convent chapel is unknown.

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Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes hope they may be entering the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery


On Saturday the team of experts started excavation work on three unidentified graves. These three unrecorded graves will be exhumed and analysed in the hope that one of them is Miguel de Cervantes. Almudena Garcia Rubio, who leads the project, said if they don’t find Cervantes’ remains in those places, there are still other possible locations.




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