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Florence Cathedral, Italy.....Do you think I'd be too much to have installed on a house? I would love to make a grand entrance through it every day :)

Byzantine Bronze Bread Stamp - FZ.210 Origin: Bethlehem, Israel Circa: 500 AD to 900 AD Dimensions: 1.375" (3.5cm) high x 2.25" (5.7cm) wide Catalogue: V11 Collection: Byzantine Style: Byzantine Medium: Bronze

Concrete Cloth from Concrete Canvas | Designed by two engineering students in England, Concrete Cloth is a flexible, cement impregnated fabric that when hydrated hardens forming a thin, durable, water proof and fire proof material. It is supplied in 1m wide rolls, 200 sq m long and is available in 3 standard thicknesses.

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The walls of Uruk, east of Samawa, were first built 4,700 years ago by the Sumerian King Gilgamesh. More than 40,000 archaeological sites in Iraq are still untapped. [Essam al-Sudani/AFP] The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Monday (February 18th) announced it has authorised the return of six foreign teams to start archaeological excavations at a number of ancient sites.

Roman engineering - the bridge (part II) The arch was not original to Rome, but they explored the form as a means of spanning large spaces. The construction was a complicated affair. The engineers would build a wooden framework, adding a ribbing of flat bricks, laid to reinforce the concrete that was poured into the intervening spaces. The thrust and downward weight of the arch required extensive use of concrete to construct stable pillars to support the wide span afforded by a graceful…