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History and tradition:
Olive oil was imported from Palestine for food, gifts and perfumes. Olive plants were well known in Egypt, it is observed that among the products that were placed in the tombs of the pharaohs for food in transit to the afterlife, were often this fruit. The earliest and most reliable reference to the olive refers to the importation of olive oil from Palestine and Syria during the IV dynasty.
Special features:
Olive oil is sometimes used for hair to soften and strengthen it.
Festivities and traditions: N/A

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