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Oldest known bottle with olive oil

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The oldest known olive oil bottle
Oldest known bottle with olive oil | Photo: Raffaele Sacchi

In the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, tourists have the opportunity to see a Roman bottle with preserved olive oil – being almost 2000 years old. It is thus the oldest product of its kind in the world.

Naturally preserved olive oil has solidified and is no longer usable. The artifact was discovered (probably) in Herculaneum.

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