A mountain of storage containers from ancient Rome to the modern day.

Storage containers have been around for much longer than you may think. Humans have been using clay storage containers for thousands of years. Historians believe that the main use being for food and beverage items.

Thanks to learning how to mold clay in a skilful fashion, food could finally be stored to last much longer than usual.  Generally airtight containers were being created and sealed with animal skin or paraffin wax.

Perishable goods were able to be kept for much longer periods allowing them to be moved over long distances or stored for future use.

Monte Testaccio, found in the centre of Rome is not a true mountain, but is actually a scrap-yard for used clay storage containers which the Romans had disposed of for hundreds of years. The fragile storage containers known as amphorae were used for the storage and transportation of wine olive oil. Due to the contents being more important and valuable than the clay container, any damage would result in it being disposed of at Monte Testaccio creating a mountain of discarded storage containers which is hundreds of feet high and covers 20,000m².

Packing Boxes and Supplies

At Robina Storage Centre, we have a range of quality packing boxes and supplies to help with your storage and moving needs. You can order your packing supplies online via our website. Then you can collect your order any time from our storage centre on the Gold Coast.