Olive Oil Culture

Olive Farmers Payment Method

In the past, instead of paying daily cash to olive farm workers, they were given daily coins, and weekly payments were made based on the number of coins. The owners’ names of the olive farm were indicated on the coins. Porters’ coins were plain.

Olive Oil Press designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

One of Leonardo’s features is the design innovations for the machinery. He worked to ease the production process.He designed this olive oil press during a series of studies on the transmission of power through gear wheels. In the note under this drawing, Leonardo mentioned that “The olives will be so well squeezed that the remaining pomace will be dry.”

Timeline Of Olive And Oliveoil

6000 I.O. /B.C. The beginning of olive farming with the Semites in Syria 3000 Agricultural knowledge and culture begin to spread from East to West in the Mediterranean. – Middle Eastern traders brought olives to Cyprus and Crete. 2500 Olive oil and its uses are mentioned on the prehistoric earth plates found in Crete. 2000 The ancient Israelites offered olive oil as zakat to God, using it to bless priests and to light holy lamps in temples. 1780 The Code of Hammurabi states that pruning an olive tree more than two feet in a year carries the death penalty. 1700

Athena – Olive Tree Goddess

According to Greek mythology, upon his establishment of the newly founded city (polis) of Attica, Zeus desired to appoint a patron deity and protector over his new city. Poseidon (Olympic god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses) and Athena (Olympic goddess of wisdom, craft, and war) both desired to lay claim to the ancient Greek city. Appearing before Zeus and a gathering of the people of Attica on the Acropolis, it was decided that a contest between the two powerful Olympians would be held. Whoever could bestow the more useful gift to the people of Attica would be declared patron