Third season dig begins in Maryport
|Excavations on site at Maryport set to resume again this summer|
[Credit: Newcastle University]
Professor Haynes said: “Photographs and other documents from the 1880s indicate that the antiquarian investigation only unearthed part of the site and much remains to be discovered.”
The excavation, funded by the Senhouse Roman Museum Trust, will continue until summer 2015.
Rachel Newman of the Senhouse Museum Trust said: “Any finds will be included in the museum’s collections.”
Nigel Mills, Hadrian’s Wall Trust director, said: “The excavations are an important step towards a long-term programme of archaeological research, and a key element in development of the proposed Roman Maryport heritage and visitor attraction.”
Source: Times and Star [June 14, 2013]