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1,900-year-old brick vault found in Anatolia

A well-preserved brick vault which dates back 1,900 years has been found in the ancient city of Metropolis. Serdar Aybek, an associate professor at Manisa Celal Bayar University who is heading the excavations, said the structure is one of the best preserved brick vaults in the world. He also said the

How did 2,000-year-old Roman bricks end up in Washington State?

In 1982 a collection of unusual bricks were found at Fort Vancouver in Washington state. It turns out they were made 2,000-years ago in Roman England and may have been transported to America in the early 19th century when being used as ballast in a supply ship belonging to the

2,000-year-old brick tombs found in Vietnam

Two tombs made of brick dating back to between 100-200 A.D.have been unearthed in Vietnam. The tombs were constructed from brick, without the use of cement. The bricks in the larger tomb bore round and lozenge designs, while those in the smaller tomb were carved with fishbone-shaped patterns. Associate Prof Nguyen Lan

7,000-year-old bricks found in China

Bricks dating back 5,000 to 7,000 years have been found in China's Shaanzi Province, adding 1,000 to 2,000 years to China's brick-making history. "The five calcined bricks were unearthed from a site of the Yangshao Culture Period dating 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Previously, the oldest known bricks in

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