By Sarah Keane • 01 November 2020 • 20:21
AN olive farmer finds astonishing 2’400 year old statue while ploughing his field in
Gonzalo Crespo, 62, got the shock of his life early on Wednesday morning, October 28 when his tractor ran into an obstacle in his field in La Rambla, Cordoba.
“I was doing a job and I noticed that the tractor had caught something harder than normal. I thought it was a stone, but when I got closer, I was surprised”, the farmer told Europa Press. What was found is an archaeological piece of “great value” and around 2,400 years, according to a spokesperson for the Culture and Historical Heritage of the Junta de Andalucía, Cristina Casanueva.
The statue, carved in limestone, resembles a lioness or wolf attacking another animal. It is thought to be from the year 4BC and remains in perfect condition. The artefact was transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba where it will be examined by experts for Culture and Historical Heritage.
“It is necessary to evaluate its state, apparently well preserved, in order to establish future restoration procedures and an in-depth study that allows its enhancement”, said Casanueva.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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