Medieval Paris' "Carolingian Wall" found

A team of archaeologists from the Institut national des recherches archaeologiques has discovered the fortifications of medieval Paris.

The team recently unearthed a 12 metres wide V-shaped dry ditch believed to have held a wooden palisade. Little documentation on the city's earliest fortifications remains, but this defensive structure has been referenced as the "Carolingian wall" or the "11th century wall."