All Mediterranean countries have freezing temperatures in the winter (average minimum temperature: Rome -9° C; central Turkey -18° C; southern France -11° C; Sicily -3° C; northern Algeria -2° C). Heat sources in residences were originally the hearthfire, wood or charcoal braziers of various kinds, which were made of metal; in Greek antiquity there were occasionally also permanently installed hearths that somet…
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Lamprecht, Heinz-Otto (Cologne),
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