pavimentum

pavimentum

In ancient Roman construction, a pavement formed by pieces of crushed stone, flint, tile, and other materials set in a bed of ashes or cement and consolidated by beating down with a rammer.
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Remnants of limestone arcading and blocks of white marble pavimentum vie for attention under the steely gaze of a giant, serpent-infested Medusa.
Cerebellum, brain stem and cranial nerves attaching to pavimentum cerebri were cut off, and then the cerebral hemispheres were taken out.