EXCAVATORS believe that up to 3,000 bodies may be buried in a mass grave near Ronda.

Work has begun to finally dig up the site, along with a separate one, near Cañete la Real, where a further 38 people shot by nationalist firing squads during the civil war may lie.

The Junta has also announced that it is to set up a series of Civil War ‘memorial routes’, around Malaga, which would also take in the famous Cerro Lucero battle.

The Junta is also planing a documentary on the massacre of civilians during their retreat from Malaga to Almeria in 1937.