"Olive Harvest"
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- "Olive Harvest" Dept. 56 Little Town Of Bethlehem set of 3, Item #59912. Introduced 2000 and retired 2003. At the foot of the Mount of Olives lies the garden called Gethsemane, which literally means "olive-press." Today, many of the trees there have been bearing fruit for centuries and there are ancient olive trees believed to be more than 2,000 years old. In biblical times, the olive press was used to bruise or crush the olives. After that, they were placed in loosely woven baskets and allowed to drain. Storage vats collected the fine quality oil that would have been used in lamps. A second pressing produced a lower grade oil used for cooking. This detailed piece will blend perfectly into the holy land. Mint condition piece in original box & sleeve. Size: 3.75" x 3", 3" x 1.75", 5" x 5.5".

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