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In the search for Miguel de Cervantes’ remains

Almost four hundred years after Miguel de Cervantes’ death, it starts today the search of his mortal remains in the Convent of las Monjas Trinitarias Descalzas, where it is said he is buried by his express wish.

Never before they had tried to locate the grave of the dead writer in 1616, in spite of a study of Real Academia Española which documented that his remains never left Trinitarias.

In the first stage that starts today the researcher Luis Avial will try to identify in the church the spaces where burials may be produced.

With the help of a georadar and an infrared system -which calculates temperature changes- Luis Avial’s team will take, predictably during three days, samples of the floor, the walls of the church and a crypt which no one have entered since 1955.

After the process of all the information, he will obtain during the next month “an absolutely complete and three-dimensional image of all the building”. He will provide it to the Town Hall and to the forensic surgeon Francisco Etxeberría in order to, in case of viability, run a “selective and detailed” excavation that will allow the recovery of Cervantes’ remains.

The research, in which also takes part the historian Fernando de Prado, is divided in three stages, which will cost around 100,000 euros, even though for the first stage -which starts today- only 12,000 euros will be necessary.  

The search of Cervantes’ grave requires a supreme care of the building

Luis Avial face with optimism the search of the writer’s remains and he claims that he has took part in much more difficult researches, although the success is not guaranteed and the project can encounter another obstacle: the building where they search Cervantes is Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC), which requires a grade of protection much higher because of the value of the convent itself.

If the first stage produces a positive result, it would take place a second stage, with the extraction of the remains, run by the forensic surgeon Etxeberría, who has participated in the exhumation of murderers in Spanish Civil War, in the analysis of the remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende or in the expert report of the disappearance of Bretón’s brothers, among other cases.

Once samples are compiled, last stage will take place in a laboratory. It consists of analyzing the remains, which are expected to be identified thanks to anthropological features, such as the injuries that the writer suffered in The Battle of Lepanto in 1571 -two wounds from an arquebus in his breast and one in his left hand-.

The first attempt to locate the remains of the writer starts today at 10:30 in the convent, where cloistered nuns live at present.  

Madrid, 28th April 2014, EFE/PracticaEspañol

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La noticia trata de...
A
El final de una investigación científica
B
El hallazgo de los restos mortales de Cervantes
C
El comienzo de la búsqueda de la tumba de Cervantes
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Según los expertos, Cervantes podría estar enterrado...
A
En el Convento de las Trinitarias de Málaga
B
En un convento madrileño
C
En el lugar de la batalla de Lepanto
Question 3
¿Desde cuándo no se accede a la cripta del convento?
A
Desde 1571
B
Desde final de la Guerra Civil
C
Desde 1955
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El coste total de esta investigación se estima en unos...
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Diez mil euros
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Doce mil euros
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Cien mil euros
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Léxico

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Una imagen “tridimensional”...
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Se ve cada tres meses
B
Carece de volumen
C
Tiene tres dimensiones
Question 2
Un “arcabuzazo” hace referencia a...
A
Una herida de flecha
B
Al disparo de un arcabuz
C
La explosión de una bomba
Question 3
El “arcabuz” es...
A
Un tipo de arma de fuego
B
Un tipo de arma blanca
C
Cañón pequeño
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¿Cuál de estas preguntas es la correcta?
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Esta es la respuesta falsa uno
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Esta es la respuesta falsa dos
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Un “georradar” se utiliza para rastrear en...
A
La profundidad del océano
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La superficie terrestre
C
El espacio aéreo
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Encontrarse con un problema
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Ir como la seda
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