A Roman temple dating from the second century A.D. has unearthed by archaeologists in the north of England. The temple was found near Hadrian’s Wall, a defensive fortification built by the Romans in Britain, and is part of a larger settlement that developed around the wall.
The remains were first uncovered in 1880 by the amateur archaeologist Joseph Robinson, but the team, led by Ian Haynes, from the University of Newcastle, excavating the site in 2013 was able to confirm the building was an ancient Roman temple. A settlement was established at the site and was built around a Roman fort and Hadrian’s Wall.
|Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification built by the Romans in the province of Britannia during the second century AD.|