Maryport stands out among the Roman forts in northern Britain. Popular accounts of such sites normally focus on providing a structural biography of the fort buildings, with less said about individual soldiers or the world beyond its ramparts. Books about Maryport must buck this trend, as comparatively little is known about the fort interior, but fascinating insights into activity outside the defences are steadily accumulating. Despite this work, the fort remains most famous for its collection of sculpture and inscribed stones, especially altars.
For anyone hoping to visit the Maryport Roman Temples Project, make sure you get there before 14 August, when the 5-year project finishes.
PRESS RELEASE: Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott win Current Archaeology’s prestigious Research Project of the Year award for 2015, for their work at Maryport
Top honours for Research Project of the Year at the prestigious Current Archaeology Awards went to Professor Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott, Newcastle University. They were recognised for their work at Maryport, a research project initiated and funded by the Senhouse Museum Trust, where ongoing excavations at the 2nd century Roman fort have revealed the […]