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Jan. 19, 2017

Sciabica Celebrates 80 Years of California Olive Oil

Since 1936, the Sciabicas have continued a family tradition of quality production and a commitment to their customers.

Jan. 12, 2017

What's New is Old Again: The Deep Roots of Today's Olive Oil Trends

What might seem like current trends in the olive oil business aren't so novel at all -- just the latest continuations of stories that began long ago.

Dec. 23, 2016

Giving New Life to Ancient Olive Trees in Spain

Amador Peset, a young man from the village of Traiguera, started recovering millenary olive trees after losing his job as a carpenter during the financial crisis in Spain. “At first, people saw me as if I were crazy," he said.

Dec. 29, 2014

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.

Dec. 15, 2014

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.

Sep. 25, 2013

Ancient Olive Oil Dealers

In ancient times, the sale of olive oil in amphorae was an activity undertaken by various types of tradesmen.

Feb. 19, 2013

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.

Feb. 13, 2013

Origins of Domesticated Olive Tree Revealed

A new study pinpoints the transition from the wild olive trees to their cultivated descendants in time and space.

Jan. 27, 2013

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.

Jan. 17, 2013

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.

Jan. 2, 2013

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.

Dec. 4, 2012

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.

Nov. 12, 2012

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.

Oct. 30, 2012

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.

Oct. 22, 2012

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.

Aug. 27, 2012

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.

Jul. 17, 2012

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.

Jun. 10, 2012

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.

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