Lámpara de aceite

What was the olive oil used for?

This post is about different uses of olive oil. As everybody knows olive oil is really tasty and it has a wide use to prepare delicious recipes. But apart from this, it has numerous positive attributes that make the olive oil a multifunctional product. The olive tree has always been considered as a sacred tree[…]

Monte testaccio

The hill made of olive oil amphora: Testaccio

In 1878 Heinrich Dressel, a German archaeologist, discovered that the hill Testaccio was made of amphorae fragments used for the transportation of olive oil, mostly coming from Hispania. The Testaccio is a 30-meter hill on the left side of the river Tiber near the port of Rome. The amphorae reached the port of Rome, where[…]