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Full report: Maryport dig reveals Roman temple

Archeologists have uncovered the remains of a huge Roman temple during a dig in Maryport.

It is the latest in a long line of amazing discoveries to be unearthered at the site.

The team from Newcastle University, who are being helped by local volunteers, have even been given a helping hand by a fallen wall.

Hannah McNulty explains why:

A different team will also start excavating another part of the field next month to uncover a Roman civilian settlement. They're looking for volunteers to help with the dig. Anyone interested should contact the Hadrian's Wall Trust by clicking here

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 Newcaslte University Credit: ITV News Border

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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