Roman Bricks OOH, an Interesting Topic. Roman Bricks Roman bricks came in all shapes and sizes.
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Roman BricksOOH, an Interesting TopicRoman BricksRoman bricks came in all shapes and sizes
Roman BricksBricks were stamped with information such as: owner/manager of kiln; maker of brick; merchants who sold the brick; consul in power; area in Rome where made-street, etc
Roman BricksImpressions of animals walking on the drying bricks could still be seen
Roman BricksRoman bricks were exported throughout the Roman world. High demand for these bricks!
Roman BricksOne Roman brick multiplied was able to create such structures as these:
Types of ROMAN BRICK ConstructionRoman BrickOpus Quadratum: Is a construction technique using bricks or blocks of stone, sometimes set without the use of mortar. Normally the bricks were in bands alternately with short and long sides visible.
Roman BrickOpus Incertum: Is a building technique using irregularly shaped stones inserted into a core of opus caementicium.Opus caementicium is a construction technique using cement, often mixed with fragments of brick and stone, caementa.
Roman BrickOpus Reticulatum: is a construction technique using small pyramid shaped blocks of tufa or brick set in a core of opus caementicium. The tufa blocks cover the surface, with the pointed end into the cement, so the square bases form a diagonal pattern that resembles a net, hence the name.
Roman BrickOpus Lateritium: A Roman form of construction in which course-laid brickwork is used to face a core of opus caementicium. It was the dominant form of wall construction in the imperial era. Bricks are laid lengthwise.
Opus QuadratumOpus IncertumOpus ReticulatumOpus Latericium