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The poet and playwright was executed during the first months of the Spanish Civil War and the site of his burial in an unmarked grave somewhere on a hillside south of Granada has been a subject of controversy ever since.

Now a local historian, Miguel Caballero Perez, believes he has identified the true grave of Lorca, author of Blood Wedding, Yerma and the House of Bernada Alba, and has applied for permission to carry out archaeological studies on the area.

The request is just the latest step in an ongoing saga to discover the final resting place of the literary figure and three others executed alongside him in August 1936 by members of Franco’s Black Squadron who targeted him for his leftwing views and homosexuality. Read more.