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Olives the Petroleaum of ancient times

Continuing the discussion from Neolithic Clothing in the Game?: @Gal2 -
Olive trees have been cultivated for millennia by human societies. Its greater use in antiquity was to be used as fuel for the lamps and lamps and even the candles had the water-soaked vessel of olive oil. So true is its oxidizing properties, which is used to flame food, in a matter of seconds in the frying pan takes fire, much faster than soy oil for example. Other uses all know: cooking oil, intestinal lubricant, lubricating parts - for example wheel axles, in addition to the religious symbolism of purification, and of course we have the vinegar that was used for food, but the cleaning of wounds. It was the oil of the time. Crete with the Minoan civilization was the “Saudi Arabia” of the time, the largest producer and exporter and still trade buying of this product and re-export. All major empires sought to grow crops, and Hamurabi came to legislate on production and trade !

source; https://www.ancient.eu/article/947/the-olive-in-the-ancient-mediterranean/

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Source; http://www.sabor-artesano.com/sistema-presion-mazas.htm

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https://www.mpm.edu/research-collections/anthropology/anthropology-collections-research/mediterranean-oil-lamps/description-and-history-oil-lamps

http://www.exploresparta.gr/tourism/en/museum-of-the-olive-and-greek-olive-oil/