When this olive tree sprouted, 4000 years ago, about 2000 BC.
In China someone was discovering Bronze and the last mammoth was hunted by humans. The Egyptian Seventh Dynasty was over, and in Crete King Minos began construction of the palace that would inspire the myth of the Minotaur and his labyrinth…
The same time this tree sprouted was when our species discovered the existence of glass .
The tree, found in Greece, has seen man walk from the Bronze Age and into the Atomic Age, and today. It has seen the world change, seen kings, despots, politicians, poets, warriors and prophets rise and die. It has gone through many, countless wars. And it still continues to give olives every season….
What a beautiful inspirational story. When beauty and majesty is timeless.