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.
, 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.