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Help Unearth The Secrets Of The Roman Empire In Northern England This Summer

January 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | ()

Earthwatch.org is giving would-be anthropologists a chance to unearth the Roman Empire in an unlikely location.

More than 2,000 years ago the Roman Empire stretched to northern England and one of its busiest forts in that area, the Arbeia, still stands today.

Earthwatch.org has scheduled several volunteer trips to Arbeia this summer where travelers will help archaeologists excavate the surrounding area and learn how the Romans and local inhabitants came into contact with each other.

Each volunteer group works from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. most days, but they are free to explore the surrounding area on their time off. Most volunteers stay in a guesthouse in the seaside resort town of South Shields and are provided a full English breakfast each morning.

The trip, including accommodations, starts at $1625 for seven days.

To learn more about volunteering at Arbeia, visit earthwatch.org.

[Photo: earthwatch.org]

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