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Archaeology student finds head of 'Geordie' Roman god

Archaeologists have discovered a stone head - thought to be a of a Roman god worshipped by people in the north east of England.

The artefact, thought to be 1800 years old, was found by 19 year old student Alex Kirton in an ancient rubbish dump.

Dr David Petts from Durham University has been leading the dig at the Binchester Roman Fort.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast, "There are a whole group of gods which we know were only worshipped on and around Hadrian's Wall - so it could be our little god was one of those."

  • 04 Jul 2013
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