Celebration of Roman gods at Arbeia in South Shields

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A South Tyneside fort is set to be taken over by Roman Gods and Goddesses this weekend.

Arbeia Roman Fort, in Baring Street, South Shields, is hosting a special event on Saturday.

It celebrates the discovery of a Roman goddess head in 2014 and aims to investigate the origins of Roman Gods and Goddesses who were worshipped across the Empire. Archaeologists believe the head is that of Brigantia, the protecting goddess of the Brigantes tribe that inhabited northern Britain during Roman times.

The event runs from 11am to 3pm and entry is free.