1. KorbenDallas

    Dating: Bricks Tell the Story

    The main idea: nothing made of fired bricks is ancient. 14th-15th centuries the earliest. As I was saying in one of the related articles, the gap between the Ancient Rome and the Holy Roman Empire does not exist due to both being one and the same. The gap, in my opinion was filled with what we...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1863: Cinder Block aka Hollow Construction Block

    Per Encyclopedia.COM, the narrative compliant history of the Hollow Blocks sounds like this: The first hollow concrete block was designed in 1890 by Harmon S. Palmer in the United States. After 10 years of experimenting, Palmer patented the design in 1900. Palmer's blocks were 8 in (20.3 cm) by...