This Roman amphora is almost 2000 years old. It was originally found in Cadiz in Spain, and was brought back to the museum as a complete example of this type of storage vessel. The pointed shape of the bottom was so that they would lie against each other securely when stacked. It is useful to compare it to broken pieces found in excavations in Manchester – as these were made of clay, it was easy to use and dispose of them.
What things do you use and throw away, and which things do you use again and again?