ing, will account for the quality.
In China, the potters work up the clay provided by their fathers, and lay up a store to ripen for their children.
Brickmaking in Greece was placed under legal supervisors.
The walls of the city of Athens, we learn from Pliny, were made of brick on the side towards Mt. Hymettus.
Many of their other public buildings were of brick, as were also those of the Romans.
An attempted enumeration would become tedious.
The palaces of Croesus, king of Lydia (548 B. C.), of Mausolus, of Halicarnassus (352 B. C.), the Bath of Titus (A. D. 70), the Pillar of Trajan (A. D. 98), and the Bath of Caracalla (A. D. 212), were of brick.
The latter yet bears witness to the quality.
Among many of the Asiatic nations the bricks are of excellent quality.
Those of China are faced with porcelain, and in Nepaul they are ornamented by the encaustic process and in relief.
The conquerors of Peru found the art of brickmaking in a flourishing condition in the Empire