Remains of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, ‘identified in convent’

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0384d459-cbe2-4973-9555-0f85ee2d5160-2060x1236 The parts of a casket discovered at Madrid’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Spain says it has unearthed the apparent remains of the literary giant Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

In a Guardian report, Anthropologist Francisco Etxebarria said after a year-long search his team had positively identified “some fragments” of the Don Quixote author in an alcove in a convent crypt.

Though there is no genetic proof of the find at this stage, Etxebarria’s anthropologists and archaeologists said they were confident on the basis of the documentary research they carried out.

In January the team announced the discovery of part of a casket at Madrid’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians during excavations aimed at solving the mystery of the writer’s final resting place.

Cervantes is recorded as having been buried at the convent’s chapel in the centre of the…

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