A specific variety of glass cup with vertical ribs that has been found in many parts of the monastery, but not commonly found in the other parts of Tuneinir. The most likely function is that it functioned as a glass oil lamp.


Drawing of a glass beaker/lamp from Square 52, locus 02.


Fragments of a glass ampula found in Square 57, Locus 08. This artifact closely resembles a chrism ampulla found in Area 3. Such vessels were used to hold Holy Water or Holy Oil.


Fragment of a broken piece of bronze decoration found in the monastic cells. The horizontal arms of a forked/split arm cross probably belonged to an incense bowl. It is also possible that the cross crowned the top of a wooden staff. The artifact was probably kept as a momento by a monk or nun. No additional pieces of the original object have been discovered in the monastery.


Iron ladle in situ in Square 24.


Iron ladle which was cast as single piece. The size and weight would suggest use in some form of light industrial use though it may have been used in food preparation.


An Iron artifact which appears to be a mold or manufacturing tool.


A horse bit manufactured out of iron from Square 36, locus 6.


An Iron knife from square 34, locus 11.


Iron nails from the door that had crushed a martyr. The nails were found in Square 35, locus 22.


An antique door in Damascus with iron hardware like the nails found in Square 35, locus 22..


A bronze rod found in the monastic cells. Probably used as a stirring rod and writing stylus. Similar artifacts in the market have been considered for eye makeup, but that seems unlikely in a monastery.


A bronze spoon found in the monastic cells. Discovered in Square 33, locus 10..


A bronze artifact made to encase the end of a leather belt from Square 35, locus 07.


Drawings of the bronze belt fitting from Square 35, locus 07.

Photographic credit: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
Webpage created 28 February 2005.
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