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Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum

Roof of a house from the full Iberian period

<p>Detail of the house roof from the full Iberian period</p>

Detail of the house roof from the full Iberian period

The characteristic roof of Iberian houses was made from local raw materials. The construction system consisted of leaning tree trunks against the walls like vertical beams, on which a dense network of branches or reeds tied together was placed. To waterproof the mesh, a thick layer of mud was then spread over the top. The Roman influence introduced a new type of roof, which can be seen on the house next door.

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