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hypocaust

(hī`pəkôst): see heatingheating,
means of making a building comfortably warm relative to a colder outside temperature. Old, primitive methods of heating a building or a room within it include the open fire, the fireplace, and the stove.
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hypocaust

A central heating system of ancient Rome; hot gases from a furnace were conducted to rooms above, through a hollow floor and through tile flues within walls.

hypocaust

an ancient Roman heating system in which hot air circulated under the floor and between double walls
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A total of 19 colonies were grown from the underground part in the hypocaust, and these mainly included: Aspergillus niger (9 colonies), 5 colonies of C.
With the exception of late antiquity hypocaust type systems in the Middle East, Europe's use of floor heating went into hibernation for many centuries while systems in Korea, China and parts of Japan continually evolved.
It's still unknown why the hypocaust disks shifted and the walls and roof of the bath collapsed.
We also have the remains of the hypocaust from a bath house.
Building products included hypocaust tiles to support underfloor central heating systems, boxshaped flue tiles and also tegulae, the heavy flat roof tiles with a raised edge.
5) It is during the time of the Zhou dynasty when Europe records its history of the hypocaust (see Part 2 in the next issue).
The origin of these systems is the hypocaust heating system of the Roman baths.
These elements include a bath structure with hypocaust piers (Fig.
Although at least one room boasts a hypocaust, the Roman version of underfloor central heating, other soldiers relied on a more basic heat source -- by living alongside their horses.
These include a hypocaust, or heated, south-facing wall to help cultivate fruit trees.
Our visit to the fort on Friday was an outstanding success; the hypocaust is truly amazing, and as the site was quite empty apart from ourselves, it was an excellent opportunity to enjoy some local history in the gorgeous surroundings.
Raam detected a fragmented hewn slab with openings for hot air and a vault of a hypocaust stove (Fig.