AE068 The Mud Brick Molders
In Ancient Egypt the absence of rain, the scarcity of wood and an abundance of sunshine made ‘adobe’ the much-preferred building material. Nile mud was mixed with straw and other materials to form a surprisingly strong brick when molded and baked in the strong Egyptian sun.
Well-tended mud brick walls could last for many generations. Here, a team of two ‘molders’ set about their task.