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EXHUMATIONS OF REMAINS FROM THE CEMETERY OF ST CONSTANTINE AND HELENS – MASS BURIAL SITES RELAING TO THE COUP T’ETAT OF 15.7.1974



ST CONSTANTINE AND HELENS

FIRST (A) MASS BURIAL SITE OF THE COUP T’ ETAT
 


The Council of Ministers decided the exhumation of remains and their identifications with DNA from a mass burial site, which was located in the cemetery of St Constantine and Helens in Nicosia.

The site was used in July 1974, for the burial of commandos and other members of the National Guard who lost their lives during the coup t’ etat.

The exhumation of the remains took lace between 9-18 April 2014, by a team of Cypriot and foreign archaeologists and anthropologists.  In total the complete remains of 18 persons were exhumed as well as part of the remains of another two persons.

The genetic analyses for the DNA identification of the remains were carried out by the scientists of the Institute of Neurologist and Genetics of Cyprus.

After the completion of the exhumation the site was restored to its original state.  The identified remains were released to the families concerned, most of whom decided to rebury them to the original place of burial. ...
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