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The Greek House
It was hot in the Greek house so they spent a lot of time outdoors. The Greek house had a central courtyard. If there were children they could play there. The roof of the house had clay tiles and the walls were made of mud brick. The Greeks used bronze lamps or small clay lamps to give light at night. They had olive oil and it was a bit smoky.
Furniture was usually made out of wood. In a Greek house there was a room called gynaekonitis where the women worked. The women made clothes. They used spindles, whorls and made baskets as well.
words by Rachel VW
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