Roman Buildings

 

Build your own Roman roof and heating system - model tiles can be used to construct a typical Roman tiled roof and a hypocaust and are supported by original examples of Roman building materials and detailed teaching notes.

 

Contents of Godalming Museum’s
Roman Buildings school loan box

 

EQUIPMENT

Cotton gloves

ARTEFACTS

A tessera (from a mosaic pavement at Binscombe)

A roman nail (from Rockbourne villa in the New Forest)

Fragment of painted wall plaster (also from Rockbourne)

Fragment of a Roman Imbrex (curved roof tile)

Fragment of a Roman tegula (flat roof tile)

Fragment of a Roman Brick

ROOF MODEL WOODEN PARTS

Roof Timbers

Side walls

MODEL BRICKS AND TILES

Bricks for model hypocaust

Tegulae (flat tiles) for the model roof

Imbrices (curved tiles) for the model roof

BOOKS

Fishbourne: A Guide To The Site

Bignor Roman Villa Guide Book

PHOTOGRAPHS

4 Photographs “Building the model hypocaust”

6 Photographs “Building the model roof”

2 Photographs “Roofing with imbrices only”

Laminated photograph of “Flue”

 

Detailed teaching notes are provided. Click here for a PDF. 

 

 

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