Plano-convex brick, Ubaid, Iraq, c 2500 BC.

Exton, David

 
Plano-convex brick, Ubaid, Iraq, c 2500 BC.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

This sun-dried, partly fired plano-convex brick is from Ubaid (early dynastic level) in present day Iraq. The first kiln-fired bricks were made in Mesopotamia in about 3200-2800 BC. Firing the bricks made them harder and much more resistant to erosion.

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10326196

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