Investigation on a Roman settlement in Cumbria

Investigation on a Roman settlement in Cumbria

Archaeologists will conduct a exploration over the remains of a Roman naval base found in Cumbria, with the aim of finding vestiges of a civil settlement of more than 1,800 years ago.

The fortress, known as Glannaventa, was built in order to protect the northwest from the invasion of Ireland. It is located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the River Esk and it is thought that part of the materials of the fortress were used for the construction of the Ravenglass town and in Muncaster Castle.

Regrettably the remains have been damaged by passing trains and coastal erosion in the extreme west. To this day, the only thing that can be seen with the naked eye are platforms covered by trees and bushes. However, the fortress bathhouse is in good repair, even with standing masonry.

One of the causes that has favored the bathhouse to last until today is, according to experts, the use of it as a home during the Middle Ages.

The building provided a relaxation environment both for Roman soldiers and civilians, being able to carry out activities such as relaxing baths and swimming, among other sports.

Now a project, in which both the Lake District National Park Like the local community, they aim to advance knowledge about the history of colonization and for this one of the objectives will be to discover evidence of civilization on the site.

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