The production of Olive Oil has been lost deep in the centuries. History is taking us back at 3500 BC during the Minoan period but the production theoretically it starts at 4000 BC.
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It is among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world – being grown before the written language was invented. It was being grown on Crete by 3,000 BC and may have been the source of the wealth of the Minoan kingdom. The Phoenicians spread the olive to the Mediterranean shores of Africa and Southern Europe.