Archaeologists unearth 8,000-year-old olive oil remains in Israel

December 17, 2014 3:18 PM

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Archaeologists unearth 8,000-year-old olive oil remains in Israel

Some of the reconstructed 8,000-year-old jar shards found by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Lower Galilee, Israel. (Israel Antiquities Authority)

In what could be called a Hanukkah miracle, researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered what they believe to be evidence of the earliest use of olive oil in not just Israel, but possibly the entire Middle East. An archaeological salvage excavation between 2011 and 2013 led by I...

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