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Researchers claim discovery of “Don Quixote” author Miguel de Cervantes’ tomb

Often hailed by many as the father of the 'modern novel', Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was not only a novelist, but also an eminent poet and playwright. And, now after almost 400 years of his death, researchers headed by forensic anthropologist Francisco Etxeberria, are claiming to have found his remains inside the Madrid-based church named…

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6 interesting aspects of El Escorial that makes it unique among European palaces

The well informed modern-day globetrotter can 'trot' his/her way around a fair share of fascinating historical monuments, ranging from the mountain nestled Machu Picchu, the grandly paradisiacal Versailles to the sublimely symmetrical Taj Mahal. But this 'eighth wonder' in the heartland of Spain has baffled and inspired architects, travelers and aficionados alike for over four…

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