Olive is the common good of all Mediterranean region. Also the inhabitants have been using olive and olive goods for centuries. Trade of olive was very important in ancient era. Thanks to trade of olive and olive oil, the settlement areas of Aegean region became rich and wealthy sites. It is known that the lifetime of ancient era was shorter than present but due to healthy features of olive, lifetime of Mediterranean inhabitants was longer than the average lifetime.
Olive oil trade was one of the major economical activity. It was transported with amphoras. Even today, many amphoras with olive oil were discovered in ship wrecks of ancient era.
Olive oil is known as the most healthy oil today. Its nutrition facts are so outstanding that it became the main good of kitchens especially in western world.