Roman brick

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Roman brick

Brick whose nominal dimensions are 2 in. by 4 in. by 12 in. (5 cm by 10 cm by 30 cm).
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The house above was said to be on the identical site of a suburban retreat of the admirable Tiberius; there was the old sinner's private theatre with the tiers cut clean to this day, the well where he used to fatten his lampreys on his slaves, and a ruined temple of those ripping old Roman bricks, shallow as dominoes and ruddier than the cherry.
Both St Baruc's Chapel and St Nicholas Church have re-used Roman bricks and tiles incorporated in their building fabric and a Roman villa was discovered in Llandough.
A video display offered an excellent reconstruction of these long-lost city walls using 3-D modelling techniques and an adjacent case held a few Roman bricks that were used in the walls of Florence.
Roman bricks, tiles, urns and an altar are among the many finds there.
At floor level, next to a number of pole holes, there is a large hearth with the fire area made of fragments of re-used Roman bricks.
The narrow borders of each panel are stamped Museu de Bellas Artes, a mark that identifies the building for which they were made, in the manner of the Roman bricks in the museum's collection.