Thursday, November 20, 2014

THE HUNT FOR A HERO

A search for unmarked Spanish Civil War graves has begun in southern Spain and officials hope it may reveal the burial site of acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca, who's believed to have been executed and buried in the area.

Andalusia's regional government said Wednesday work had begun to clear 300 square meters (3,230 square feet) of a forest outside the village of Alfacar to bring it back to pre-war levels. Archeologists will then begin soundings to try to detect bone remains. If any are detected, a court will decide the next step.

The project, expected to last 10 days, aims to discover any war victims' remains, not just Lorca's. A two-month dig in a nearby area in 2009 yielded no results.

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