Spain begins exhuming mass grave thought to hold remains of Garcia Lorca

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ALFACAR, Spain – Forensic experts on Wednesday began exhuming a mass unmarked grave that could hold the remains of the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca, in a milestone in Spain's drive to address the legacy of its 1936-39 civil war.

Working under a tent-like structure, the team started preliminary work staking out and cleaning surface soil at the site in southern Spain in preparation for digging in earnest, said Sara Gil, an archaeologist who is a member of the team.

"The excavation work has begun. I cannot say anything else," Gil told reporters.

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