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Eventually custom built and shaped bricks were introduced which could imitate the architectural sculptures.
In the 16th century, Brick Gothic was replaced by Brick Renaissance architecture.
Bricks from a group of four independently dated late medieval buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne have been tested to establish their suitability for luminescence dating as part of a wider study of the dating of post-Roman and medieval brick buildings.
The luminescence characteristics of quartz extracted from the bricks were determined using TL (210°C peak) and OSL measurement procedures.
They were discovered in southern Turkey at the site of an ancient settlement around the city of Jericho.
The first bricks, made in areas with warm climates, were mud bricks dried in the sun for hardening.
In medieval times, the clay for making bricks often was kneaded by workers with their bare feet.
They clay was shaped into brick by pushing it into a wooden frame placed on a table, which was covered with sand or straw to prevent the clay from sticking.
Bricks date back to 7000 BC, which makes them one of the oldest known building materials.
From this moment on, bricks could be made without the heat of sun and soon became popular in cooler climates.
The Romans prefered to make their bricks in spring, then they stored them for two years before selling or using them.
These were bricks stamped with the mark of the legion who supervised the brick production.
Roman bricks differed in size and shape from other ancient bricks as they were more commonly round, square, oblong, triangular and rectangular.
Paintings on the tomb walls of Thebes portray Egyptian slaves mixing, tempering and carrying clay for the sun dried bricks.