I have never read Don Quixote, but I suppose I should someday (along with any number of books). Nevertheless, recognizing the importance of Miguel de Cervantes, I see that the search for his bones is underway
Cervantes was buried in the convent after dying at his home nearby in 1616. His death came just 10 days before that of Shakespeare [see footnote].
Cervantes' bones went missing in 1673 when building work was done at the convent. They are known to have been taken to a different convent and were returned later.
What nobody knows, however, is exactly where within the convent complex they are to be found.
Could this be the next big "pop history" event of 2011?
"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses" ~Juvenal