Where was the first olives found?

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Olive leaf fos­sils have been found in Pliocene deposits at Mongardino in Italy — 5.333 mil­lion to 2.58 mil­lion years before now. Olive grow­ing was intro­duced into Spain dur­ing the mar­itime dom­i­na­tion of the Phoenicians (1050 BC) nnnBy 1560 olives were being cul­ti­vated in Mexico, Peru, California, Chile and Argentina.

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