Dominican Republic: Where Lies Columbus?

"This is the most pleasant place on earth," said Christopher Columbus shortly after he set up his New World headquarters on Española, the Caribbean island now divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Then, according to the legend, he added: "Here I will be buried." And there in 1898 his remains were enshrined in a new marble tomb in the cathedral at Santo Domingo, which is now called Ciudad Trujillo. That same year the navigator's descendants also buried his remains back in Spain in the family plot in Seville. The question ever since: Which tomb has the tibia?


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