Carved Stone Head
This 1,800-year-old stone head was recently discovered in an ancient garbage pit in the Binchester Roman Fort in County Durham, U.K.
Carved Stone Head, side view
Archaeologists involved in its discovery are still not sure who the head is meant to represent.
Antenociticus Stone Head
This statue of the Roman god Antenociticus – associated with military prayer – was discovered in 1862 in a nearby region of County Durham. Archaeologists think the newly discovered carved head may represent the same deity, as the two share many of the same features.
The dig site
The pit that the head was found in sits within what archaeologists think was once a bath house.
Buildings in the Binchester Roman Fort
Ruins of other buildings around the site are preserved for public visitors.
Inside a bath house preserved at the Binchester Roman Fort.
Remains of a drain
A drain or a water channel found outside of a bath house at the fort.
A portion of Dere Street, a major road during the Roman Empire, runs through the fort.
County Durham today
The rolling hills of County Durham have been heavily farmed and mined for coal in more recent history.
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