The Mystery Of Christopher Columbus

The mystery that surrounds the true burial site of famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus may be decided with a few slivers of 500 year old bones. Columbus died in 1506 in Valladolid, Spain. He was first buried there before being moved in 1537 to Santo Domingo. In 1795 his remains were moved to Cuba, before finally moving to Seville in 1898. Speculation exists that the wrong bones were moved and his remains are still in Santo Domingo. Scientists are comparing the degraded DNA from the Seville bones, with those thought to be from his sons Hernando and Diego. The results could settle a century old dispute between the two sites.

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