From this moment on, bricks could be made without the heat of sun and soon became popular in cooler climates.The Romans prefered to make their bricks in spring, then they stored them for two years before selling or using them.
The Romans used brick for public and private buildings over the entire Roman empire.
Paintings on the tomb walls of Thebes portray Egyptian slaves mixing, tempering and carrying clay for the sun dried bricks.
The greatest breakthrough came with the invention of fired brick in about 3,500 Bc.
Bricks from a group of four independently dated late medieval buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne have been tested to establish their suitability for luminescence dating as part of a wider study of the dating of post-Roman and medieval brick buildings.
The luminescence characteristics of quartz extracted from the bricks were determined using TL (210°C peak) and OSL measurement procedures.