Brill’s New Pauly

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Ravine in the Sierra Morena, linking New Castilia (Oretania) with Andalusia (Baetica). On the ancient road above the gorge in the Collado de los Jardines there is a grotto sanctuary above which is a fortified Iberian settlement. Stratigraphically the shrine goes back to the 4th cent. BC, and the earliest types of statuettes even to the 6th cent. BC. A total of 3,000 bronze figurines were found in front of it, c. a quarter of all Iberian statuettes (among these anatomical ex votos).


G. Nicolini, Les bronzes figurés des sanctuaires…

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Blech, Michael (Madrid), “Despeñaperros”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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