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  • Title: University of California: Gift of Henry Douglas Bacon, 1877 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: George Richardson Porter
  • ISBN: 9781331967613
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback

  • Excerpt from University of California Gift of Henry Douglas Bacon, 1877It must continue matter of doubt, whether the fashion ing and hardening of clay was practised first by the brickmaker or by the potter We know that bricks, thoroughly burned, were used at the building of the tower of Babel, 2200 years before the commencement of the Christian era, and 600 years prior tExcerpt from University of California Gift of Henry Douglas Bacon, 1877It must continue matter of doubt, whether the fashion ing and hardening of clay was practised first by the brickmaker or by the potter We know that bricks, thoroughly burned, were used at the building of the tower of Babel, 2200 years before the commencement of the Christian era, and 600 years prior to the carrying away into captivity of the Israelites T hat the use of bricks, for the purposes of building, must have become exceedingly common at this last mentioned period, is evi dent, from the great numbers of the captive J ews who were compelled by their Egyptian task masters to pro scents the manufacture It appears that the bricks then made were not artificially burned the chopped straw which entered into their composition, and Which served to hold the mass together, would, in such case, have been destroyed Specimens of very ancient Egyptian bricks, which have been brought to this country, confirm the supposition that the heat of the sun was alone employed in baking them.Many centuries later, the Romans conducted the ma nufacture of bricks with a great degree of perfection A comparison of very ancient Roman ruins, with build ings of modern elevation, will show at once how superior are the bricks employed in the former, both as regards solidity and beauty Specimens of the potter s art, if even any such existed at an equally early period, could not be expected to continue in being for so many ages if, indeed, they had withstood the destroying hand of time, and descended to the present day, they would not bring with them any direct testimony of their date of production, and could throw little or no light upon the question of priority It is certain, however, that, in very remote ages, the potter s art had attained to a con siderable degree of usefulness, since the earliest authentic records allude to the potter s wheel as to an implement of then high antiquity.The same wants would arise in different portions of the globe and in all cases, where similar means for their gratification presented themselves, it is not surprising that these means should be equally embraced by all Accordingly, it has been found, in newly discovered countries, and among people comparatively rude and nu acquainted with most of the arts which conduce to hu Man convenience, that the use of earthen vessels has been enjoyed for ages before the existence of the people was even surmised Among other proofs of this fact, it may be mentioned, that vases have been found among the aboriginal Indians on the Mosquito shore, which, even by those people, were preserved as memorials of antiquity There is no reason to doubt that these vessels were the manufacture of the country in which they were found, as the remains of ancient potteries have been dis covered at a considerable distance up the Black River on that coast.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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