The olive branch holds a special place in Jewish and Christian beliefs and traditions.
Olive trees are considered as "Immortal" because they can live for up to two hundred years, and just before a tree dies, new branches sprout from its roots.
There are artists living and working in the Holy City of Bethlehem who specialize in sculpting unique treasures and creating inspirational art from olive wood.
The craft of olive wood carving has been practiced since the 4th century.
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