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Discovered more than a century ago in a Swedish grave, a ring bearing an Arabic inscription confirms contact between the Vikings and the Islamic world.
A team of Spanish researchers believes it has found the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” beneath a Madrid convent.