Lorca Mystery May Soon Be Solved But Much of Spain’s Past Remains Buried Reply

Federico Garcia Lorca

Archeologists believe they may be close to finding body of playwright and poet killed by firing squad in 1936 but campaigners say searches of more than 2,000 mass graves around country are becoming increasingly difficult to carry out

The Guardian.com–In the hills overlooking Granada, forensic archeologists buzz excitedly around a cordoned-off site. A blue tarp sits in the middle, marking the spot where they believe lies the answer to one of Spain’s great mysteries of recent times. Since mid-November, the team has been working from sunrise to sunset to locate the remains of playwright and poet Federico García Lorca.

It is on this barren patch of land, just up the road from the tiny village of Viznar, that the author of Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba is thought to have been shot by a right-wing firing squad in 1936.

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Read more on The Guardian.com: Much of Spain’s Past Remains Buried

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