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August 18th, 2012, 8:42 pm #21

Photos of finds are awesome! Basic etiquette is, if you can imagine someone selling it on eBay don't post. But shots, graffiti, general stuff -- that's usually all 100% fine. Would love to see.
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August 18th, 2012, 9:12 pm #22

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August 19th, 2012, 3:20 am #23

SacoHarry wrote:reports in the 18th Century that a still-standing temple had just been knocked down by local farmers for building stone... It was thought to be a temple to Diana.
It mentions this being "at the west end of the station", so it all fits together very nicely. There must have been quite some excitement in the trench when that came up, ice creams all round!
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August 19th, 2012, 3:51 am #24

Hmmmm...Diana the godess of the hunt. Was the Commander of the Tungrians that Cerulius fellow who is mentioned in the tablets as being so fond of hunting?

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August 19th, 2012, 12:29 pm #25

I wonder what the relation is between the altar and the early-2nd C temple. Was it originally part of the complex? Or something distinct? Word is the Diana bit might not withstand scrutiny, may be dedicated to a more obscure deity. Great stuff!
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August 19th, 2012, 1:00 pm #26

Hi All,

Just a few corrections before we get too carried away, as the news is obviously out on this forum.

1. It isn't an altar, it is an inscription (dedication) but not an altar as such.

2. It isn't dedicated to Diana, it is dedicated to someone else, an unknown (as far as I can tell at the moment) Tungrian goddess. It may have absolutely nothing to do with the temple nearby, so the location of the temple to Diana is still missing regardless.

3. It is by the 1st Tungrians, not the 2nd Tungrians. You know, the lot who were at Vindolanda in periods I & IV.

4. Yes, it is super great, and we will have more info anon, once, we have something sensible to say about it :-)

As for the coincidence with Maryport, it is lovely. I am absolutely delighted for the good folks at Maryport excavations, they have a lovely altar there, a real cracker. But even better, it is in a context that helps to shed light on the whole complex, which is the real fab news. Also, well done that John Murray.

cheers,

Andy
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August 19th, 2012, 4:18 pm #27

The most excellent week 20 crew, we salute you all, and say thank you :-) Even those who didn't look directly at the camera!

Andy
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August 19th, 2012, 5:28 pm #28

Thanks for that, Andy. A deeper air of mystery descends upon it!
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August 20th, 2012, 11:26 am #29

Another panorama for your perusal.
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August 22nd, 2012, 10:25 pm #30

Hi Gellan -- your pictures of the shoe, pottery, etc. were awesome. And were totally fine for WeDig. If you still have them and would like to put them back, please feel free!
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