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26. View under the Roof

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The roof above the colonnade displays differences compared with modern construction techniques. The usual laths at right angles to the main beams on which roof tiles are laid today are absent here. The grooved tiles (Tegulae) were laid or nailed directly to the beams of the relatively low-pitched roof and covered on the outside by hollow tiles (Imbrices), then strengthend with mortar.
Obtaining tiles for the reconstructed building was difficult. They had to be made to order by a roof tile factory at Arezzo in Italy.

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