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This one needs no introduction - it is the Familia Duarte tomb.

Buenos Aires, Argenitina

After Evita died, due to the dangerous political situation the country was in, her body was secretly taken to Italy and buried in Milan under the false name Maria Maggi. Sixteen years later, she was 'traded' for the kidnapped cadaver of General Pedro Aramburu (president of the junta that ruled Argentina and a political enemy of Peron). This act of desperation finally brought Evita to Recoleta. She was buried here in a hastily arranged night ceremony in a “steel-reinforced” and trapdoor protected crypt belonging to the family of Duarte. Compared to other mausoleums, this one with its black marble façade, is simple and unpretentious. Only the engraved roses on its front wall and fresh ones in front of it make the tomb stand out. That, and of course, all the tourists in front of it.

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