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This black and white image is from the 1880 excavation by Joseph Robinson at Maryport and shows the temple-like structure under excavation.

This black and white image is from the 1880 excavation by Joseph Robinson at Maryport and shows the temple-like structure under excavation.

(Huffington Post)

A major new excavation in Maryport, England has provided a window into the religious landscape of an area once occupied by the Roman Empire. Archaeologists and volunteers say they’ve uncovered what they believe is an early Christian church.
“If it is, it is a very early church indeed, built in the frontier zone at a time of major social and cultural change,” the project’s director, Professor Ian Haynes of Newcastle University, told The Huffington Post in an email. “So we have a site with very important evidence for Jupiter worship, where subsequently we have evidence for an early Christian community.”

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