Olive Oil World Pottery Find Proves Olive Oil Used in Israel 8,000 Years Ago New evidence suggests olive oil was used in Israel and possibly the Mediterranean basin as early as 8,000 years ago. The Top Olive Oil Stories of 2014 This year's picks for the top stories by the editors of Olive Oil Times. Submerged Village Might Be Home to the First Olive Mills Archaeologists are excavating a 7,500-year-old underwater village that may have been the oldest olive oil production center in the world. Planeta’s Cooking Secrets The Sicilian wine and oil producers have let go of their closely-held family recipes. Rome Journal: Teaching Kids About Healthy Eating The importance of healthy eating from a young age is seen as a necessity in Italian culture. Italy is one of the healthiest countries in the world and the key lies in the education of healthy eating at a young age. Islamabad, Pakistan Plants 5,000 Olive Trees in Bid to Beautify City Municipal authorities in the Pakistani capital Islamabad have started a drive to plant olive tress at different locations across the city. With Little Choice, Syrians Look to Ancient Olive Groves for Firewood With the cold winter coming, people in Syria are forced to cut their olive trees for heating homes and makeshift shelters. Two Courses in Verona for Aspiring Olive Oil Experts Two olive oil courses in Verona next March will coincide with the international wine competition and exposition Vinitaly. Two Sides of Cyprus Meet Halfway in the Name of Olive Oil A festival will unite Greek and Turkish Cypriot olive oil producers to face future challenges together. Among the Casualties in Aleppo, an Ancient Olive Oil Soap Soap makers have fled the crumbling city and the fate of the renowned olive oil soap from Aleppo is uncertain. ‘L’Ulivone,’ Sabina’s Tree of the Ages In a small town near Rome lives an awe-inspiring two-thousand-year-old olive tree. Sydney Opera House Uses Olive Oil, Too Olive oil is used to maintain the Sydney Opera House, as part of the landmark's environmental policy which includes green cleaning practices. © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.