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Remains of Roman temple found in England

HWHT 15.7.2014

The remains of a classical Roman temple has been found at the ancient Roman site of Maryport in Cumbria, England.

“The rectangular temple is the most north-westerly classical temple in the Roman world to be discovered so far and dates from the 2nd century,” said Professor Ian Haynes, of Newcastle University, who led the dig.

“Both this and the circular structure were originally located by local bank manager and amateur archaeologist Joseph Robinson.

“Photographs and other documents from the 1880s indicate that only part of this area was excavated and much remains to be discovered.

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Story: Ben Miller, Culture24 | Photo: Culture 24

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