Official visit to Son Coletes cemetery in Manacor to review findings

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The small ossuary pit
Son Coletes cemetery. Credit: Balearic Government

PRIOR to All Saints Day there was an official visit to Son Coletes cemetery in Manacor to review findings by the regional secretary of Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, Jesús Jurado.

He wanted to see the progress being made in the search for Civil War grave pits and to take part in a Remembrance Day Service on Friday October 29 with other representatives of Government both local and national.

Whilst a number of pits have been dug and no evidence of victims of the Civil War found, one area, which measures around 1.2 metres by 70 centimetres appears to be full of bones and some clothing and has effectively been used as an ossuary (mass grave) and a large number of fractured bones have been discovered.

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Initial findings are that there are a number of bones that probably date back to the 19th Century but others clearly can be attributed to the years from 1936 and 1937 but work was suspended for a few days to coincide with the feast of All Saints.

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