Brick and Stone
According to the historical drawing, stone was used to fill Bailey’s “cribs of stone.” However, archaeologists found that clay and sand were actually used to fill the cribs. Soldiers seem to have simply packed rocks and brick on top of the cribs. Archaeologists found both rock and brick in the crib area. The rock at the site could have been in the river naturally. However, only people could have put the bricks there. The bricks used in the crib dam came from buildings in Alexandria.
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