|Excavating for what is to be a library or auditorium or memorial on part of the Central Cemetery. They've also found human remains.|
|A researcher cleans a skeleton. (ElTiempo.com)|
|A skull with |
on the land.
|An amulet and necklace |
carved from seeds. (ElTiempo.com)
|Will the empty mausoleums be demolished?|
Stenciled images on the mausoleums represent
victims of Colombia's violence.
|Corpses piled in the Central Cemetery during El Bogotazo. |
Nobody's certain where they were finally buried.
With that sort of history, the area's renovation is a great opportunity to create a historical exhibition about this tragic episode and the dangers of political fanaticism.
|Parque del Renacimiento: Tranquil, but usually empty.|
Soccer, or football, is the most popular sport in Colombia, and central Bogotá lacks good soccer fields. Here's a chance to address this problem.
Of course, the Central Cemetery's eastern block, full of history, tradition and sculptures will not be disturbed.
|The historical block of the Central Cemetery will not be disturbed.|
|The Central Cemetery's entranceway.|
|Tomb of Pres. Alfonso Lopez.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours