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Spanish farmer finds 3,000 years old lion sculpture while ploughing his olive grove


On a farm in Cañablanquilla, near San Sebastián de los Ballesteros (Córdoba, Spain), farmer Gonzalo Crespo was working in the family olive grove when his tractor hit what he thought was a large stone. When he stopped to inspect what it was he had hit, he was amazed to see a large statue of a lioness capturing her prey.


Spanish farmer finds 3,000 years old lion sculpture while ploughing his olive grove
Credit: Seprona



Immediately after the discovery, Crespo called the Civil Guard and members of the Seprona presented themselves together with other technicians  from the Delegation of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía. 


Spanish farmer finds 3,000 years old lion sculpture while ploughing his olive grove
Credit: AJ Gonzalez



The large sculpture is in perfect condition and according to archaeologists could be 3,000 years old. It was subsequently moved to the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba to be cleaned and examined. 


Spanish farmer finds 3,000 years old lion sculpture while ploughing his olive grove
Credit: AJ Gonzalez

According to Francisco Javier Maestro, mayor of San Sebastián de los Ballesteros, although there are documented vestiges of the Roman era in the municipality, this is the first time that an archaeological find of such importance has been made.


Source: Diario Cordoba [trsl. TANN, October 29, 2020]



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1 comment :

  1. I don't know where you unearth these awesome stories (pun intended), but I love reading about them. Keep up the good work!

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