Researchers hope to learn more about Roman religion

In 1870, Humphrey Senhouse discovered Roman altars at Maryport near Hadrian's Wall, beginning a long debate over the nature of religion in the Roman military. Now excavations at the Camp Farm site may shed new light on the subject.

The UK£10 million project, funded by the Senhouse Museum Trust and led by Professor Ian Haynes, is scheduled to begin in May 2011.