Nov 17, 2020

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.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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