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Did You know: Ancient Storage

…that more than 1,000 years before humans began to mass-produce grains for food, they were building sophisticated storage buildings to hold the wild grains they were cultivating?

Collecting large quantities of grains is key to surviving as a community, but requires a system to store the perishables so they can be kept for long periods of time. The new find represents the oldest known storage system or granary to date; about 11,300 years old. They were discovered in the settlement of Dhra (near the Dead Sea in Jordan) and were about nine feet high, had mud floors and walls of stone bricks.

Nowadays, you can leave storing the perishables to the professionals, but come to us for almost anything else! You can use Big Yellow’s self-storage units by the week, month, year or as long as you require.

Ancient Grain Storage System discovered in Jordan

Ancient Grain Storage System discovered in Jordan