Forensic scientists believe they have found the tomb of Cervantes, nearly 400 years after his death. According to a BBC article, the celebrated author of Don Quixote was found buried with his wife, although they say they will have a hard time figuring out which remains belong to him.
Cervantes died in 1616, a grizzled war veteran with battle wounds and 6 teeth remaining. He was buried, but his coffin was later lost – although his remains were moved to a new building in the 17th Century. A team of 30 researchers used infrared cameras and radar to find the burial site in a forgotten crypt underneath the building.
To celebrate this occasion, we’ve put together a few nuggets about Cervantes: