Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Kuru building 2b: this is the new, disturbed surface layer of the ancient tomb/mass grave.

In my fieldwork notes from the visit, I stated that:
There was new soil inside the entrance that had fallen in since its reopening, however, the floor inside was different, quite soft soil, only compacted by trampling.

There was one pocket of saturated and subsequently hardened soil - a solid mud puddle - but that was in the far left corner (as approached from the current entrance), the other side of the few remaining bones.
Analysing the Turkish Historical Society's theory that the human remains in the mass grave had been destroyed by heavy rain, I concluded that,
the surface layer sounds much less like mud formed by rain and much more like 'the mass grave was dumped with soil by the Turkish military'.
Elsewhere, I've collated sources on the story of the mass grave's destruction and examined the excuses given when it was covered up. The other annotated photographs are available here: 2a; 2c; 2d.

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