Articles about olive oil history Ancient Olive Oil Dealers In ancient times, the sale of olive oil in amphorae was an activity undertaken by various types of tradesmen. Olive Oil History: Packaging, Transportation and Sale The main hub of oil production in ancient Baetica was centered in the Valle Medio del Guadalquivir where potter centres made the large and heavy oil amphorae to transport oil. Plato’s Sacred Olive Tree Vanished Another seeming victim of the great financial crisis in Greece: an olive tree that once shaded Plato and his students. Roman ‘Olive Villas’ Unearthed in Antequera The recent discovery of Roman villas in Antequera, Spain confirmed the region's significance in terms of olive oil production. Ancient Ruins in Amos, Turkey A rental agreement etched in a stone tablet from the third century BC says that the tenant must plant an olive tree every year. Carol Drinkwater: Following ‘The Olive Oil Route’ with Passion The British actress has written several books on her adventures and is filming her quest to discover the route of the olive tree. Gethsemane Olive Trees Among World’s Oldest A three-year study on the trees in Jerusalem's famous garden, has shown that their trunks and branches are around 900 years old. A Comprehensive Resource for the Olive Oil Sector A new reference book by Juan Vilar Hernandez has been called one of the most comprehensive so far on the olive oil sector. 1,300 Year-Old Olive Oil Factory Excavated in Israel In a Tel Aviv suburb Archaeologists have unearthed a rare olive press estimated to be about 1,300 years old. Did Someone Give You the Evil Eye? There’s One Way to Find Out You got a strange look just before everything started to go wrong. Better grab your olive oil and know for sure. Epic Olive Trees The olive tree is perhaps the perfect tree - hardy, beautiful and useful. It is due to these traits that some of the world’s oldest living things are olive trees, with specimens today still thriving after millennia. ‘Muron’ Olive Oil 1,700 Years in the Making Muron is created every 7 years from over 40 sacred ingredients with virgin olive oil and by adding the old oil to the new - in an unbroken chain of over 1,700 years. Olive Oil Festival Continues Galician Tradition Although a small player in the Spanish olive oil scene, every year a celebration of the little known history of olive oil in Galicia is held in the valley of Quiroga, Spain. © 2013 Olive Oil Times | All Rights Reserved.