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The old olive tree

Montenegro, Bar, The old olive tree
PHOTO The old olive tree

The suburb of Bara in the village Mirovice grows one of the oldest plants on the planet - it's old Oliva, whose age is more than 2000 years. It was in 1963 declared a natural monument of the world famous UNESCO organization.

Today, olive trunk diameter of up to ten meters. Ancient tree, according to local residents, the direct proof of the existence of an ancient civilization in this region. There is a legend that the ancient Greek inhabitants planted the first olive trees is at the Bar, the place and the old olive tree grows to this day. Population of Bar boasts an ancient olive tree as a local landmark, and says that it is still capable of a tree to bear fruit. In fact, fruit young olive trees that have grown up around the old and long-dead trunk.

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