A team of Archaeologists from Guernsey, Alderney and the UK will converge on Alderney this weekend to discover more about the Roman occupation of the island.
For the fifth summer in a row, a dig will be held at the Roman fort of the Nunnery, on Longy Common.
The dig is organised jointly by Guernsey Museum and the Alderney Society. Dr Jason Monaghan, who is leading the project said:
'The Nunnery is the oldest standing building in the Channel Islands and one of the best preserved Roman forts in Britain. Each year we learn a little more about it. This year we hope to find out more about what happened to the fort once the Romans had left.'
Dr Monaghan will post an update on the dig's progress on Guernsey Museum's Facebook page starting this Friday 27 July. Alderney Museum has organised a Roman Afternoon near the dig site on Sunday 29 July, and families are encouraged to come along.
The dig runs from Friday 27 July to Wednesday 1 August and activity on site is weather dependant. It is likely that the final day will largely involve back‐filling the site and tidying up.
Francis Jeens on 823222 for more information on the Roman Afternoon.