The broad and twisted trunk of an ancient and glorious Olive tree located in the Ancient Greek city of Teos, Sigacik, Turkey. Olive trees are renowned for their hardiness and are drought-, disease- and fire-resistant. The Ancient Greeks revered the Olive tree and its fruit and smeared olive oil on their bodies and hair as a matter of grooming and good health. Olive oil was used to anoint kings and athletes in ancient Greece. It was burnt in the sacred lamps of temples and was the "eternal flame" of the original Olympic games. Victors in these games were crowned with its leaves.
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