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The production of tiles in the military factories of Großkrotzenburg lasted only about 20 years. From c. 200 AD soldiers of the "cohors IIII Vindelicorum" were detailed to work as "tegularii", producing tiles for the province Germania superior.

Some tiles were stamped with the troop's name. This is the case of many of the tiles used for hypocaust pillars. After they had been formed in molds, the tiles were left to dry. Imprints of animal paws, and once in a while also of soldiers' shoes, are spectacular finds.

Military tile factory, diorama in Museum Großkrotzenburg
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1 Military tile factory, diorama in Museum Großkrotzenburg © Museum Großkrotzenburg

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