Virtual Museum of Medieval Archaeology

Michael Fuller and Neathery Fuller are professional archaeologists and college professors with 30 years experience in excavating at Medieval archaeological sites in the Middle East and Europe. Michael has a PHD degree in Anthropological Archaeology and Neathery has an MA degree in Anthropological Archaeology.

You are welcome to link to this page, print images for use in term papers or reports, but do not electronically duplicate the images without expressed permission of Professors Fuller. Yes, you must always credit us.

Most of these linked webpages are to artifacts that we photographed through glass cases in dark museum galleries. The exception are the links to Medieval artifacts from our 14 years of excavation at Tuneinir in Syria and 4 years of excavation at Markovi Kule in the Republic of Macedonia. Yes, there are typos.
Pages added on 12 January 2014:
Webpages on Viking and Vendel (pre-Viking) sites in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and England.

Webpage on Medieval/Byzantine pottery excavated from the Athenian agora project in Greece.

Webpage on Medieval glazed pottery in the Benaki museum, Athens. Many of these pieces are from the Middle East.


Pages added on 6 February 2012:

Eight webpages about Roman archaeological sites in England including London, Canterbury, Colchester, Dover, Banna, Vindalandia, Bath, and Arbeia.

Ten webpages about Anglo-Saxon archaeological sites in England including London, Winchester, Sutton Hoo, Canterbury, Meads, Thanet, West Stowe, Buckland, Temple Hill and Jarrow.

Fifty-five webpages about Slavic archaeological sites.


Pages added on 29 December 2010 (sadly they require a facebook membership:

Norman and Anglo-Saxon artifacts from the St. Augustine Abbey in Canterbury, England.

Coptic and Late Roman artifacts in the Manchester Museum, England.

Roman artifacts in the Roman Canterbury Museum, England.

Islamic textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Anglo-Saxon artifacts beads and glass artifacts on display in the Maidstone Museum, England.

Islamic Pottery and a few Anglo-Saxon artifacts in Durham, England.

Norman and Anglo-Saxon artifacts in the Museum of London, England.

Barley Hall in York, England.

Norman and Anglo-Saxon artifacts in the Museum of London, England.

Jorvik Viking Center in York, England.

Norman and Viking artifacts in the Yorkshhire Museum of York, England.

Three Lewis Chessmen in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roman artifacts and features at the site of Arbeia in Newcastle, England.

Anglo-Saxon artifacts and features at the site of Bede's World in Jarrow, England.

Artifacts and features at the Tynemouth Castle, England.

Roman artifacts and features along Hadrian's Wall, England.

Glastonbury, England.

Roman and Norman artifacts from Winchester, England.

Tutor artifacts from the Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth, England.

Medieval Islamic pottery in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England.

Roman Museum in Bath, England.

Roman and Early Medieval artifacts in the French National Archaeological Museum in Paris, France.

Roman and Anglo Saxon artifacts in various museums, England.


Pages added on 24 August 2010:

Ayyubid or Mamluk chain mail and swords on display in the Jordan Archaeological Museum in Amman, Jordan.

Chain mail (Crusader?) on display in the Kerak Archaeological Museum in Kerak, Jordan.

Umayyad Palace on the citadel of Amman, Jordan.


Pages added on 10 April 2009:

Modern glassblower and his shop in the old market of Cairo, Egypt.

Modern knife maker and his shop in the old market of Aswan, Egypt.


Pages added on 4 February 2009:

Medieval pottery excavated from Caesarea Maritima during the 1970s by the Joint Expedition, Israel.

Medieval wood carvings in the Cathedral of Roskilde in Denmark.


Pages added on 6 January 2009:

Decorated Medieval ivories in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Medieval Pottery in the National Museum of Denmark that contained coin hoards (thus dating the pottery).


Pages added on 30 November 2008:

Second century Roman textiles and leather shoes in the Musée d'archéologie Bargoin in Clermont, France.

Second century Roman glass and wooden artifacts on display in the Musée d'archéologie Bargoin in Clermont, France

First century wooden sculptures, pottery and other artifacts from a Celtic shrine. Artifacts on display in the Musée d'archéologie Bargoin in Clermont, France.

Three Merovingian coins on display in the Musée d'archéologie Bargoin in Clermont, France.


Pages added on 12 November 2008:

Coptic Textile and Pharonic textiles in the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen

Tombstone belonging to a Roman silversmith in the Getty Villa Museum


Pages added on 27 October 2008:

Abbasid, Ayyubid and Mamluk pottery from Hama Syria in the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen

Medieval artifacts from the City Museum of Skopje in the Republic of Macedonia

Roman artifacts from the site of Stobi in the Republic of Macedonia

Pages added on 7 September 2008:

Medieval textiles in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

Medieval pottery in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid

Ancient and Medieval textiles in the Nubia Museum, Aswan (Egypt)

Medieval pottery and tiles in the Gayer Anderson Museum, Cairo (Egypt)
Pages added on 6 September 2008:

Medieval pottery, glass, and metal artifacts from the Danish excavation at Hama, Syria

Late Roman and Medieval artifacts from 2005 field season at the Castle of King Marko

Late Roman and Medieval artifacts from 2006 field season at the Castle of King Marko

Late Roman and Medieval artifacts from the 2007 field season at the Castle of King Marko

Late Roman and Medieval coins (cleaned) from the 2007 field season at the Castle of King Marko

Pages added during spring 2008:

Visigoth artifacts in the Spanish National Archaeological Museum in Madrid

Medieval ivory panels carved in the 11th century illustrating the life of Saint Emiliano (6th century) in the monastery of Yuso in northern Spain

Pages added during 2007: photographs from sites and museums in Russia while Michael was on a Fulbright travel grant:

Links to images of Novgorod, Islamic art in the Hermitage, and icon in several museums

Pages added during 2006: Roman artifacts from AD 257 destruction of Dura:

Links to images of textiles, leather, wood, pottery and architecture from Dura Europos in Syria

Pages added on 3 August 2005: Macedonian and Sicilian artifacts:

Late Antique and Medieval artifacts in the Ohrid Museum, Macedonia

Medieval artifacts in the Skopja Museum, Macedonia

Medieval artifacts in Castello Normano, Sicily

Pages added in Pages added in 2004: Crusader Pottery and sculpture:

Beirut Museum Medieval Artifacts!!! photographed summer 2004

Guzelyurt Museum in Turkish Cyprus with eye popping glazed pottery!! Photographed spring 2004

Lapidary Museum in Nicosia (Turkish portion of Cyrpus) with eye popping Crusader sculpture!!! Photographed spring 2004

Images of the Lusingan nobles from the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in the Turkish controlled portion of Nicosia. Your heart will skip a beat!!! Photographed spring 2004



Updated 12 July 2003: a new essay on Crusader diet.

Crusader Diet from historical sources.

AND several objects from in the Seattle Art Museum including

Islamic Glass,

Islamic Pottery, and

glazed tiles/Carved stone/Carved wood.



Last updated 5 July 2003
several slides have been digitized with unique images. Specifically:
Habb ware jar in Victoria and Albert Museum, Islamic Pottery in VA, more Islamic pottery in VA, more Islamic pottery in VA, more Islamic pottery in VA, and metal, cut crystal and glass in the VA.

Updated 12 June 2003
several slides have been digitized with unique images. Specifically:
Syrian pottery in Aleppo, Syrian pottery in Oxford, Cairo Glass, Cairo Pottery, Cairo Textiles, Cairo Ivory/Marble/Wood/Metal, and British Museum pottery.






Medieval Syrian 13th century Glazed Pottery From Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian 13th century Molded Pottery From Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian 13th century Plain Pottery From Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian 11th century plain pottery from the monastery at Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian 10th - 13th Lamps from Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian 13th century Weapons from Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian 13th Glass from Tuneinir: Click Here

Medieval Syrian sherds from Tuneinir Area 1: Click Here

Medieval Syrian sherds from Tuneinir Area 2: 10 sherds Click Here
10 more sherds Click Here
10 more sherds Click Here

Medieval Syrian sherds from Tuneinir Area 4: Click Here

Medieval Syrian sherds from Tuneinir Area 6: 10 sherds Click Here
10 more sherds Click Here

Medieval Syrian sherds from Tuneinir Area 7: Click Here

Medieval Syrian sherds from Tuneinir Area 8: 10 sherds Click Here

Medieval Persian and Egyptian glass in the St. Louis Art Museum collection: Click Here



Medieval Persian Lusterware in the St. Louis Art Museum collection: Click Here



Medieval Syrian and Egyptian 13th and 14th Glass in Toledo Art Museum and Egyptian Islamic Museum: Click Here



Medieval Persian Glass from Istakhr in Iran in the Oriental Institute: Click Here

Medieval Persian Luster ware from Istakhr in Iran in the Oriental Institute: Click Here

Medieval Persian moldmade ware from Istakhr in Iran in the Oriental Institute: Click Here

Medieval Persian plain and painted wares from Istakhr in Iran in the Oriental Institute: Click Here

Medieval Persian luster ware in the Toledo Museum of Art: Click Here

Medieval Persian and Syrian Glass in the Museum of Art: Click Here

Medieval Persian Pottery in the ROM: Click Here

Medieval Persian Glass in the ROM: Click Here



Early Medieval Pottery (8th - 13th century) from Abila in Jordan: Click Here

Late Medieval Pottery (13th - 15th century) from Abila in Jordan: Click Here



Coptic Christian processional crosses from the Fatamid Period (ca. AD 1000): Click Here

Tiraz (Arabic, Cloth of Honor) in the ROM: Click Here

Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here
Tiraz from the Textile Museum: Click Here

Tiraz from the Cairo Islamic Museum of Art: Click Here




Data on Crusader Diet in the Kingdom of Jerusalem and County of Edessa from Archaeological Excavations:
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Data on Crusaders in Frankish Greece from Archaeological Excavations:
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Data on Muslim Diet of Ayyubid Syria from Archaeological Excavations:
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Medieval Italian lustre ware bowl showing St. Francis in the ROM: Click Here

Late Medieval Ottoman miniatures showing male clothing and hat styles, in the ROM: Click Here




Misc. other sites of possible interest....

Byzantine pottery ampula/pilgrim's flask for Holy oils or water, in the ROM

Byzantine Paten bowl out of copper in the ROM

Carved Ivory Diptych in the ROM

Byzanatine Christian Eucharist Stamps in the ROM

Italian and English/German Swords

European wood and stone religious art

French reliquary box with gilding and enamel work

Viking Swords

Roman era leather shoes from London