A Literary Bone Hunt


Ever wonder what happened to author of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes’ bones? So have a bunch of historians and archaeologists. They’ve been trying to track them down, hoping to reveal whether there is any veracity in the rumors that he drank himself to the grave.

They are purported to be located within the walls of convent in Madrid, but their exact location remains unknown. This is one of those moments where you feel endlessly grateful for geo-radar technology, you know?

(via Paris Review Daily)

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