1 Nov, 2020 @ 12:00
1 min read

Olive farmer stumbles upon ‘incredible’ 2,500-year-old statue of lioness in Spain’s Andalucia

Ancient Stone

AN ‘extraordinary’ 2,500-year-old statue of a lioness has been unearthed by an olive farmer in Andalucia. 

The artefact was uncovered by Gonzalo Crespo in La Rambla, Cordoba, and is in perfect condition. 

Crespo stumbled upon the artwork while ploughing his olive grove on Wednesday.

Ancient Stone
PROUD: Farmer Gonzalo Crespo poses with ancient statue he found while ploughing olive grove (SOURCE: Ayuntamiento de La Rambla)

“I thought ‘what is this?’… At first I thought it was just a stone,” the man, from San Sebastian de los Ballesteros, told Diario Cordoba

The piece depicts a lioness devouring another animal and is believed to have been created around the year 4 BC. 

Crespo quickly recognised he had found something significant and called the Guardia Civil. 

The lioness was transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba where it will be studied by experts from the Ministry of Culture and the Junta de Andalucia. 

The Iberian treasure could be ‘an extraordinary find’ due to its size, experts said. 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

GOT A STORY? Contact newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call +34 951 273 575 Twitter: @olivepress

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Qanon
Previous Story

Qanon, the Pro-Trump and COVID-denying conspiracy theory, arrives to Spain’s Costa del Sol and Granada – but expats label it ‘total boll***s’

Popular Tourist Beach On Spain S Costa Blanca Claims A World Digital First  2
Next Story

Popular tourist beach on Spain’s Costa Blanca claims a world digital first

Latest from Cordoba

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Benidorm brothel that exploited women round-the-clock is raided by police with four victims rescued

Benidorm brothel exploited vulnerable women round-the-clock with four victims rescued by police

FOUR women have been rescued by the Policia Nacional in
Spain's top supermarket Mercadona announces €150m in food price cuts including olive oil

Spain’s top supermarket Mercadona announces €150m in food price cuts including olive oil

SPAIN’S leading supermarket in terms of market share- Mercadona- says