Considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries of Chirivel, the statue of Dionysus dates from the 2nd century BC, and was found in El Villar, just on the edge of the village.
The statue, which is attached to the figure of a feline, was found in an excellent state of preservation, so it is easy to appreciate the fine details of its construction. It became a symbol of Chirivel and was acquired by the authorities, to be sheltered in the facilities of the Archaeological Museum of Almeria.
However, the Museum was responsible for making a faithful and accurate copy of the statue, and installing it in the same place where it was found, known as the park of Chirivello.
Experts are sure that the finding indicates the presence of a Roman settlement, Ad Morum, but they also point out that it was probably a luxurious place, because the pieces found point to an expensive life, like fine statues and ornaments covered with gold leaf, among others.