Hit: Plaster Makers

Date: Early nineteenth century

Claudius Rich (d. 1821) records that a white plaster known as nūra was abundant in Hit and ʿAna. This material was mixed with ashes and used to damp proof the lower parts of wells and the walls of bathhouses. See also: Brick maker; Mason; Quarrier; Builder; Gypsum burner; Limestone and Gypsum Burner.

Citation: Rich. Claudius, Memoir on the Ruins of Babylon (London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1815), pp. 64-65.