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The production of olive oil has been part of humanity since time immemorial. The olive is an integral part of life in the eastern Mediterranean from the earliest civilizations. There are stone mortars and presses used for the extraction of olive oil, which dates back to 5000 BC. Archaeological finds of the Minoan palace of Crete are excellent examples of the olive oil in the role of the Minoan civilization of Crete, which reached its peak between 2000 and 1450 av.
From time of ancient Egypt and in modern religions, olive oil was used in religious ceremonies and as an ointment, and you will find many quotes about the olive oil in the Old Testament and other scriptures. After a flood, an olive leaf carried by a dove of Noah, said that the waters had diminished. Throughout the different civilizations, the cultivation of olives and olive oil have occupied key positions in the agricultural economy of Mediterranean countries and in their business with the neighbor populations. The Minoans of Crete were among the first cultures to achieve prosperity with olive oil, and Crete continues to be An important zone of production of olives in our days.