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Sacred Olives: Athena’s Tree on the Acropolis
Atop the Acropolis of Athens stands an olive tree that is a symbol of hundreds of years of dedication and reverence.
Monte Testaccio: Remnants of an Ancient Trade
One of the most vivid reminders of the thriving olive oil trade in antiquity is Monte Testaccio in Rome.
Finding the Best Olive Oils in the World
Researchers Trace Mediterranean Diet’s Origin to Ancient Greek Medicine
The Mediterranean diet may have been conceived by early doctors as a form of medicinal treatment.
Traditional Olive Oil Production in Tunisia
Despite its rising place in the international ranking, Tunisian producers are still strongly tied to old traditions.
Olive Oil Times Special
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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.
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.
Olive Oil Health Benefits and Nutrition
Ancient Olive Oil Dealers
In ancient times, the sale of olive oil in amphorae was an activity undertaken by various types of tradesmen.
Testaccio and Olive Oil Labelling
A look at an ecological dump and what it represents, with a view to understanding the true size of olive oil production in Ancient Rome.
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