Archaeologists to search area where Federico Garcia Lorca may be buried

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Archaeologists to search area where  Federico Garcia Lorca may be buried

THE grave of famous poet Federico Garcia Lorca may soon be uncovered as archaeologists embark on a grave hunt for Civil War victims near Granada.

Radar will be used to sound 300 sq. m. of the a hillside in the Peñón Colorado near the city with work starting on November 17 and lasting 14 days.

Lorca is believed to have been executed by members of General Franco’s militia (aged 38) and buried near the area at the start of the Spanish Civil War on August 18 1936.

The location of his grave is considered as one of the Civil War’s great mysteries.

A budget of €15,000 has been allocated to the project and the Junta’s General Director of Democratic Memory, Luis Naranjo, has insisted that the search is aimed at all victims, not just Lorca.

Lorca was the youngest member of the influential poet group Generation of ’27 which had its first formal meeting in Sevilla in 1927.

He was a poet, playwright, and theatre director, best known for his poetry collections ‘Poet in New York’, ‘Gypsy Ballads’ and tragedies such as ‘Blood wedding’.

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