Archaeologists begin search for Garcia Lorca's remains

November 18, 2014 3:07 PM

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Archaeologists begin search for Garcia Lorca's remains

A Spanish official describes finding the remains of playwright Federico Garcia Lorca "like finding a needle in a haystack"—and the search for that needle has begun. Archaeologists yesterday kicked off a 10-day inspection of a 3,200-square-foot plot of land where they believe Garcia Lorca may have been executed at the hands of a firing squad loyal to late dictator Gen.

Francisco Franco in 1936. Author Miguel Caballero Pérez identified the site, located in the hills outside Granada, based on deep research into police and military records; he published details of it in a 2011 book, and a 2013 scan of the area using ground-penetrating radar indicated there may indeed...

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