Half of a ceramic grenade from Square 89, locus 004 discovered during 1996 (special object no. S370).



Numerous grenade tops have been found in the Ayyubid loci at Tuneinir. The trace of an Arabic inscription [A]llah on outside of this grenade suggests that it was used by one of the Muslim armies during the 12th or 13th century. The interior of the grenade could have held either a flammable liquid or blackpowder. This example was discovered by Beth Remillong.



Fragment of a grenade discovered in excavation square 89, locus 4 .



Fragment of a Habb jar discovered in excavation square 50, locus 3.


An intact pottery vessel in the upper stratum of Area 8 during 2001. Associated pottery and coins belong to the Al-Khanid Period, 14th century AD.


Among the discoveries in Area 8 is a brief inscription written on the side of a tar-lined storage jar from the Ayyubid Period, discovered in Square 71, locus 02 by Louis Naes. Sherds of this variety of pottery vessel are commonly found in the Ayyubid Period loci at Tuneinir. Inscribed text interpreted as TAWAANIR . This is a plausible, local variant of the site name, Tuneinir.


Storage jar discovered in Square 71, locus 02.


Abbasid style (ca. AD 900) sherd from square 18, locus 002.


Raqqa lusterware bowl fragment with the design of a woman's face in the glaze. Discovered in excavation unit 50, locus 009.


Blue and black glaze bowl fragment. Discovered in excavation unit 19, locus 001.


Raqqa lusterware bowl fragment with a few letters of Arabic script. Discovered in excavation unit 19, locus 002.


Light green ware molded relief fragment with Arabic script. Discovered in excavation unit 97, locus 002.


Light green ware molded relief fragment. Discovered in excavation unit 19, locus 002.


Two fragments of light green ware with molded relief. Discovered in excavation unit 19, locus 008.


A fragment of light green ware with molded relief. Discovered in excavation unit 88, locus 004.


Typical Ayyubid Period green glaze with simple sgrafitto decoration Discovered in excavation unit 38, locus 001.


Typical Ayyubid Period green glaze with simple sgrafitto decoration Discovered in excavation unit 38, locus 001.


Typical Ayyubid Period (ca. 13th century) green glaze rimsherd from square 41, locus 001.


Typical Ayyubid Period cream (sometimes also called "apple" green) glaze with simple sgrafitto decoration. Discovered in excavation unit 97, locus 001.

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