Brick is a building material that is made from clay and has been used in ancient structures for many years. A few notable ones are, the Roman aqueducts, the Pantheon, and the Great Wall of China. The earliest recorded bricks were made by the Sumerians. These bricks were crude, uneven, and sun-dried. They were composed of silt that was deposited when high waters receded after storms. The silt dried naturally into a very hard consistency, and then they were dug up, broken up into pieces and used to build huts and other structures. Overtime, experimentation led to developing forms and molds which would create bricks that were uniform and easily stacked
This style of making bricks is still being used today by people all over
the world. It is a product that is very stable in dry climates. Back in the early days of brick development, too much
rain would turn the brick into mud. Overtime it was figured out that this problem could be solved with the application of high heat. Bricks are durable, easy to make, weather resistant, fire resistant, and convenient to work with.
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