Analysis and characterization of Roman and Byzantine fired bricks from Greece

  title={Analysis and characterization of Roman and Byzantine fired bricks from Greece},
  author={Maria Stefanidou and Ioanna Papayianni and Vasiliki Pachta},
  journal={Materials and Structures},
Fired bricks were for millenniums one of the main building materials of masonry structures of the old civilizations developed around Mediterranean basin. In ancient Greece, fired bricks systematically appeared in buildings from the fourth century bc, although ceramic manufacturing was well known since the pre-historic period. In this research study, the morphological, mechanical and physical characteristics, as well as the microstructure of old bricks from Greek monuments dated from the Roman… Expand
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