Ancient Greek Tiles
In 700-650 BC, roof tiles where first found in a very restricted area around Corinth (Greece), where roof tiles were to replace thatched roofs at two temples of Appolo and Poseidon. These roof tiles spread rapidly around a number of large sites in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Mainland Greece, Western Asia Minor, Southern and Central Italy. Early examples of the roof tiles was an S shape with the pan and cover forming one peace. They were fairly bulky, weighing around 30kg apiece. This made them very expensive and labour-intensive to produce than thatched. They were also fire resistant, which gave desired protection to the costly temples.