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Arches, Vaults, and Concrete

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Arch
variation on post/lintel doorway; trapezoidal stones held together by pressing against one another to create the curve
Barrel Vault
the simplest form of vault consisting of an unbroken series of arches; it forms a tunnel like shape
Groin Vault
formed at the point at which 2 barrel vaults intersect at right angles
Roman Concrete
lime mortar, volcanic sand, water, small stones, rubble etc. mixed and then poured into frames to adhere to brick or stone facing
Uses of Roman Concrete
Fire resistant and sturdy; not water resistant; cheaper than stone masonry

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