Excavations resume at the Roman temple of Maryport

Excavations resume at the Roman temple of Maryport

In June, after two summers of work, excavations will be carried out on the Roman fort at Maryport. The Senhouse Roman Museum together with the University of Newcastle, they collaborate together on the excavations, which will be led by Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott.

Further, many volunteers They have been interested in working with the goal of re-examining a building excavated in 1880 by the local bank manager and amateur archaeologist Joseph Robinson. Robinson believed to have discovered a Roman temple that possibly was dedicated to Jupiter and next to this several altars were found.

These altars have been the subject of international debates, so this project is very important and a great opportunity to deepen the knowledge of the roman religion.

The excavations They are a long-term project that, due to the amount of altars and inscriptions that have been found in the place, is one of the most important purposes for Romano-British archeology. Thanks to a large set of found objects, the oldest collection in the country has been formed in the museum, which began in the 1570s by the Senhouse family and continues to expand today.

Both local schools and any other type of public may get closer to visit the place offering them a volunteer guide as well as an open house.

I was born in Madrid on August 27, 1988 and since then I started a work of which there is no example. Fascinated by both numbers and letters and a lover of the unknown, that is why I am a future graduate in Economics and Journalism, interested in understanding life and the forces that have shaped it. Everything is easier, more useful and more exciting if, with a look at our past, we can improve our future and for that… History.


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