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First century homes in Palestine were small, box-like buildings,usually built from hand-made and sun-dried day bricks or stone. Clay and limestone chips were crammed together to create a hard floor. Walls were white-washed with a lime plaster to keep them waterproof. A hole was sometimes hacked into the wall for a window. Houses had an even roof made of branches. A ladder was put there to climb up onto the roof. The living quarter doubled as a kitchen and a bedroom. People would sleep on the floor at night on a mat made of woven rushes. There weren't any decorative furniture either. They had simple items such as a stove, pottery and cooking utensils.

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