• PSOE-led regional government gave ‘green light’ to renewed effort
• Third time since 2009 that teams search for Spanish poet’s unmarked grave
Search teams in the southern Spanish autonomous community of Andalucía are set to begin work a third time to locate the grave where the remains of poet Federico Garcia Lorca are buried, after the region’s Socialist-led government has granted permission to begin the search anew.
Garcia Lorca is believed to be buried along with other victims of a firing squad, after he was abducted and summarily executed by troops loyal to Gen. Francisco Franco on August 17, 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
Researchers believe they have narrowed the search for Lorca’s remains to a site near the town of Alfacar, in the province of Granada in Andalucía. A multidisciplinary team including historians and forensic experts from Spain, Argentina and Britain are involved in the effort.
This is the third time since 2009 that search teams have attempted to find Garcia Lorca’s grave.