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mud brick

A term occasionally used for adobe that has been shaped in a brick form and then sun-dried.
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Mud bricks are still made in the traditional way with sterile earth and straw, which are first saturated with water, then cured in the sun, and turned several times.
Over time, their mud brick chapels and hermit cells fell prey to elements, earthquakes or depredations from Bedouin attackers.
a deeper level, two massive lateral mud brick covered with a mud brick vault were discovered.
Damluji is a London-based architect who began fieldwork in Yemen in 1985, and through the years became an expert on mud brick architecture, travelled extensively in the country, and enlisted the participation of other architects in the often difficult and uncomfortable mission of conducting architectural surveys and documenting an extraordinary heritage.
The majority of homes in Elzaig province are made of mud brick, which
OverAa400 mud brick homes were damaged in Aswan and another 250 in Sinai, the agency reported.
AaThe thousands of men who built the last remaining wonder of the ancient world ate meat regularly, worked in three-month shifts and were given the honor of being buried in mud brick tombs within the shadow of the sacred pyramids they worked on.
The world's first skyscrapers were built of mud brick and many famous Americans lived in earth houses at different points in their lives: this said, there have been few books on the contemporary architecture of earth houses, making EARTH ARCHITECTURE a real winner for any college--level arts collection.
Straten drew much of his inspiration from traditional elements in Iran`s desert architecture, including wind towers, linking courtyards, squat tiled domes, fire temples, and vernacular mud brick buildings.
3 on the Richter scale, tore apart countless mud brick houses in villages south of the ancient city of Yogyakarta on the island of Java.
3 on the Richter scale, hit an area already threatened with a volcanic eruption, flattening mud brick housing in poor communities near the ancient city of Yogyakarta.
2 on the Richter scale flattened mud brick housing in poor communities near the ancient city of Yogyakarta in the early hours.