Exhumation set to begin

A georadar study conducted by the Andalucian Institute of Geophysics on behalf of the Junta de Andalucia has detected the possible remains of six people in a mass grave in the Fuente Grande park in Alfacar, Granada, one of whom is believed to be the poet Federico García Lorca.

The Junta de Andalucía in Granada has signed a collaboration agreement with the City of Alfacar, the Provincial Council, the University and the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory of Granada in order to cover all legal aspects of the proposed exhumation of remains.

Of the six bodies to be exhumed, only four are classified as ‘of interest’ in that the families have requested, under the law, for the remains to be identified. These are Francisco Galadí, Joaquín Arcollas, Fermín Roldán and Miguel Cobo.

The remaining two, Dióscoro Galindo and García Lorca, will not be officially identified at the request of the families concerned and will remain interred in the area, recently classified as a place ‘fit for burial’ at the request of the Council of Alfacar.

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