In Spain, renewed efforts to appease victims of dictatorship

  • Bones of body’s victims are classified following an exhumation of a mass grave at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearthed the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain’s Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • Carmen Gomez, is photographed holding a letter written by her grandfather Vicente Gomez, before he was executed by General Franco’s regime at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearthed the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain’s Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • A skull with other bones of a victim’s body is classified by anthropologists following an exhumation of a mass grave at the cemetery of Paterna, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Archaeologists unearth the remains of some of the 100 people believed to have been executed by the Franco regime near Valencia at the end of Spain’s Civil War eight decades ago. The process of exhuming some 130,000 victims from Civil War-era mass graves scattered across the country is gaining momentum under the new center-left government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

PATERNA, Spain — Remedios Ferrer scrutinizes a pit where forensic archaeologists are brushing away dusty soil and white traces of quicklime, unearthing four fractured skulls amid a mass of bones and decaying clothes.

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