A Couple of Links

The work of archaeologists, not historians as such, but exciting all the same:

Viking “ring fortress” discovered on the Danish island of Zealand. This is the fifth such fortress to be discovered, the second on Zealand, and first in over sixty years. Their distinctive round shape is apparently unique to Denmark; debate exists whether they were built by Harald Bluetooth or by Sweyn Forkbeard, who conquered England in 1013.

Note that New Zealand derives its name from the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, not from the Danish Zealand.

Marble caryatids discovered in Alexander the Great Era tomb. Caryatids, or “maidens of Karyai,” are female figures that serve as columns. Here is the most famous set of them, on the Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion on the acropolis in Athens (via Wikipedia):

The fourth-century tomb currently under excavation was discovered at Amphipolis in 2012. Archaeologists are slowly making their way through it. They reckon that it was built for a high official of Macedon, or even a relative of Alexander the Great (but not Alexander himself, whose remains ended up in Alexandria under the guard of the Ptolemies).