Greek Olive Branch Sent to Rio to Symbolize Peace in Olympics Opening Ceremony
Branches from the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves have been used in ceremonies at each summer Olympics since the Athens Games in 2004. The wreath cutting ceremony was accompanied by an ancient dance ritual.
‘El Olivo’ Depicts the Bond Between a Spanish Family and Their Olive Tree
When a 2,000-year old tree is uprooted and taken to Germany, a young woman fights to get it back to help save her grandfather.
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.
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