Dec. 9, 2021
In western Sicily’s Belice Valley, Centonze produces award-winning extra virgin olive oil, celebrating the land and history, while focusing on sustainability and innovation.
Dec. 6, 2021
The Mediterranean diet dates back thousands of years. Archaeologists want to make sure its history is always preserved.
Nov. 15, 2021
A startup focused on restoring abandoned olive groves has adopted three hectares of trees around the House of Leonardo, with plans to expand.
Sep. 16, 2021
Using new investigative techniques, researchers from the University of Kent determined that olive oil constituted 20 percent of caloric intake among residents of one Roman city.
Jul. 20, 2021
Sicily’s oldest olive trees have stories to tell. From farmers overcoming adversity to the island becoming a trade hub, olive oil production played an essential part.
Jan. 6, 2021
Archaeologists found a 2,000-year-old ritual bath, known as a Mikveh. The finding underscores the importance of olive oil production in Gethsemane during the time of Christ.
Jan. 5, 2021
By identifying centenary olive trees, the organizers of Sudoliva hope to promote olive oil culture in the Americas and help producers along the way.
Dec. 9, 2020
In his latest work, Stelios Faitakib seeks to show the long and storied history of Greek olive oil production through a uniquely Greek medium.
Nov. 29, 2020
After a series of studies, researchers were able to confirm the content of a bottle found at an archaeological site near Mount Vesuvius was indeed olive oil. The discovery sheds light on the oil's molecular evolution over time.
Aug. 12, 2020
Using 3D modeling technology, archaeologists and researchers have created a virtual replica of the ancient Roman villa and its oil press. Digital tourists can now explore the site and witness millennia-old olive oil production from home.
Feb. 4, 2020
In light of Brexit, Greece will intensify efforts to return the Parthenon pediments to their original home.
Sep. 19, 2019
Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.
Jan. 15, 2015
The Mediterranean diet may have been conceived by early doctors as a form of medicinal treatment.
Dec. 29, 2014
New evidence suggests olive oil was used in Israel and possibly the Mediterranean basin as early as 8,000 years ago.
Dec. 15, 2014
Archaeologists are excavating a 7,500-year-old underwater village that may have been the oldest olive oil production center in the world.