Possible Appearance of Box Roman Villa
Video clips and images by John Howden


Fly around the Villa | Let’s go inside | Hypocaust and mosaic in Room 8 | Hexagonal roof tiles construction

Roman tiles are a system of flat tiles laid adjacent to each other, the side joints being covered with a tapered half-cylinder.
These tiles were very widely used in Roman times and identical tiles can be seen throughout Mediterranean countries today.
The tiles are a “single-lap” system, i.e. the tails of each row overlap the heads of the row below
and there are grooves on the underside to prevent rain driving upwards.