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Joseph Bonomi

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Joseph Bonomi, the Younger, (9 October 1796 – 3 March 1878) was an English sculptor, artist, Egyptologist and museum curator.

Born the son of Joseph Bonomi (1739-1808). His brother was Ignatius Bonomi.

Joseph Bonomi, designed Temple Mill, Leeds, modelled on the Temple of Horus at Edfu in Egypt. To insulate the roof in order to ensure the correct humidity for flax spinning, a layer of plaster was covered with pitch. Earth was shovelled on top to prevent the pitch cracking and grass was seeded to bind the earth together. A small flock of sheep was kept on the roof to keep the grass down.

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