Volunteers and professionals are excavating parts of the Holme Cultram Abbey in Abbeytown to try and figure out what life was like for the monks that lived there and for the surrounding area in the 12th century.
They hope to get an idea of what the monks ate and whether they used the land for fishing or other activities.
Amy Dunsmuir went to find out more.
Read about the restoration of the abbey after the fire attack here.
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