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#Alongthewallin80days - Day 12

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Sun, 25/05/2014 - 19:10 -- Samantha

#Alongthewallin80days - Day 12

Tomorrow,Monday 26th May, at Maryport, there is an open day on the archaeological dig that has been going on there to uncover a Roman Settlement. There will be tours of the site at 11.00am, 2:00pm and 3.30pm and a chance to chat with the archaeologists about what they have discovered to date.
The fort at Maryport formed part of the coastal defences created at the same time as Hadrian’s Wall, extending down the Cumbrian coast to Ravenglass in the Lake District.
A reconstructed watchtower at the museum gives stunning views over the fort and civilian settlement to the Lake District, across the Solway Firth to Scotland and over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.

The archeological dig has so far revealed the remains of six rectangular buildings which lay at right angles to the Roman road, which has also been excavated. 

Visit Senhouse Museum and the Maryport Fort to find out more about what has been discovered and how you can get involved!! 



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