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Argentine dig unearths tango cafe

Couples dance the tango in Buenos Aires at a world championship in 2007
Tango originated in Argentina and Uruguay at the end of the 19th Century

Archaeologists in Argentina have found the remains of a famous tango cafe which operated in Buenos Aires in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Experts found the brick floor of Cafe Hansen 50cm (20ins) below the ground in the north of the city.

The cafe took its name from its first owner, Juan Hansen, and is mentioned in historical chronicles as one of the cradles of tango.

It was demolished in 1912 by order of the mayor to make way for roadworks.



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