These images (originally kodachrome slides) were taken by Dr. Harold Mare in 1974 when he participated in the Andrews University excavation at Hesban.

Glazed bowl (Mamluk) from Hesban.

Glazed sgraffito bowl (Ayyubid or Mamluk) from Hesban.

A variety of painted and glazed Mamluk sherds from Hesban.

Painted Mamluk vessel from Hesban.

Light Green Ware lantern with casually incised lines (Late Ayyubid/Il Khanid) from Hesban.

Umayyad sherds from Hesban.

A variety of metal artifacts including a finger ring, bracelets, ring fibula, and two medical instruments. The metal artifact in the top center is of problematic function (lamp filler, medicine dropper, ink crucible, etc) but it is most certainly Ayyubid/Mamluk in age.

Arch in the North Wall of the Islamic bath complex at Hesban. The bath was discovered in Area A, Square 7 and 8; it is described in an article by Bert De Vries published in the Archaeology of Jordan and other Studies (1986) published by Andrews University. The arch allowed for fuel to be put into the oval shaped fire chamber that was beneath a plastered reservoir for hot water.

Dr. Harold Mare points to the plaster water reservoir above the fire chamber belonging to the Islamic bath complex at Hesban excavation.

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