Friday, July 19, 2013

Roman dig in Maryport reveals ancient temple

Archaeologists in one of the trenches at the dig Credit: ITV News Border

Archaeologists at a Roman dig in Maryport have been showing off what they have found in their third year of excavations on the site.
The team, from the Senhouse Museum Trust and Newcastle University, have two years of work left to do.
Professor Ian Haynes, from Newcastle University said:
"We've opened three trenches here at Marport this year and we are currently in the trench that has opened up a classic Roman temple.
"It is the finest classical temple in the north-west of England. In fact it is the north-western most Classic temple in the Roman world."
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