A gilded and enamel decorated beaker found crushed on the floor of the Area 4 khan (elite hotel). The design includes a fleur-de-lis and an Arabic inscription celebrating the king as "fighter for the faithful". The king is not named. Found crushed on the floor of a room along the west wall of the Area 4 khan. Height equals 20 cm. with a rim diameter of 12 cm. The artifact was discovered in Square 14, Locus 05 by Chris Neall.



Bronze artifact found in Square 45, locus 14. A spacer device for a suspended oil lamp. The cross design is created by the empty spaces.



Double-looped style bronze belt buckle missing its buckle-pin found in Square 54, locus 20. Weight = 9.9 grams. Width = 29.1 mm and length = 30.7 mm. Discovered by Sharon Doerre.



Bronze buckle missing its buckle-pin found in Square 23, Locus 01. Weight = 5.5 grams. Width = 16.7 mm and length = 23.4 mm. Discovered by Pat McWhorter.



Bronze buckle with buckle-pin from Area 4.



A short sword of iron found in the stable portion of the Area 4 khan (elite hotel). The blade is gently curved. Found in Square 27, locus 10. It dates to the Mongol destruction of the city in ca. AD 1259/1260.



Mandibles (lower jaw bones) of goat and sheep found in Square 13, locus 09.

Photographic Credit: Professor David Hanlon, SLCC-MC
Created 8 March 2005.
Updated 4 December 2010