Maryport is a ruined Roman fortified community called Alauna in England. The site was being actively excavated in 2015 by a team from Newcastle University.


Clearing excavation in the area of the Roman temple at altars at Maryport.

View into Scotland looking North from Maryport.

View looking Eastward from Maryport.

Aerial photograph (from museum display) of the fortification system at Maryport.

Plan of the fortification system at Maryport.

Map showing Maryport along the English coast.

Soil stain created when a gully was filled with organic rich rubbish at Maryport.

Altar dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus excavated at Maryport.

Sketch of an altar moved from Maryport to the British Museum.

Altars excavated at Maryport.

Altars excavated at Maryport.

Reconstruction of the Roman temple and altar at Maryport.

Altar moved to the British Museum from Maryport.

Head of a moustached man, mostly likely a Celtic god, from Maryport.

Altar dedicated to Mars from Maryport.

Altar dedicated to Victoria from Maryport.

Fragment of relief representing Athena/Minerva from Maryport.

Small statue representing a genius (household god) discovered in a Roman house during 1870 from Maryport.

Inscription mentioning the healing god, Asclepius, from Maryport.

Inscription mentioning Jupiter Optimus Maximus from Maryport.

Worn sandstone relief of two water nymphs from Maryport.

Worn sandstone relief of Venus/Aphrodite from Maryport.

Dedication to Vulcan found at Maryport.

Relief of a warrior god (Celtic?) from Maryport.

Sandstone relief with winged Victories from Maryport.

Sandstone tombstone of a woman carrying a small jar in her right hand from Maryport.

Relief of a phallus from Maryport.

Relief of a phallus from Maryport.
Photographs taken during March 1999

Webpage constructed 1 October 2015