Maryport archaeological dig restarts

Work will begin again on the second phase of an archaeological dig in Maryport.

Students help with archaeological dig

Students from Newcastle university helping Credit: ITV Border

Students from Newcastle university are helping with a ten week excavation at an archeological site in Maryport. It carries on from work last year that uncovered second century alters.

This years dig hopes to establish the complete layout to obtain surviving evidence and work out it's precise date and function.

Archeological dig Credit: ITV Border

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Archaeological dig begins

The dig in Maryport Credit: ITV Border

A new ten week excavation will start at Maryport. The project will uncover more of the second century altars that were uncovered last year. The aim is to establish the complete layout to obtain surviving evidence and work out its precise date and function.