Roman temple near Hadrian's Wall identified

The remains of a building near Hadrian's Wall, dating to the second century and first unearthed in the 1880s by a local archaeologist, have been identified as a Roman temple. The temple is the most north western classical temple from the Roman world yet discovered.

The building is located adjacent to the Roman fort and civilian settlement, part of the Senhouse Roman Museum complex in Maryport, and was the focus of this year's Temples Project by the team from Newcastle University. Fallen building materials unearthed near the temple led experts to calculate the height of the original building to be 8.4 metres high to the tip of the roof.