Dating to the mid-13th century CE, this lamp was found near Acre, in present-day Israel. It measures 5.4 cm x 11 cm x 6 cm. (Metropolitan Museum, New York)
The Capture of the Wends, 1147 CE
A painting by Wojciech Gerson (1831–1901 CE) of the capture of the pagan Wends (aka Western Slavs) by a Saxon-danish army during the Northern Crusade of 1147 CE.
Dating to 1190-1250 CE, this iron sword pommel is decorated in copper, gold, and enamel. It depicts the coat of arms of Pierre de Dreux, Duke of Brittany (1187-1250 CE). Measures approximately 6 cm in diameter and 1 cm thick and weighs 227...
Brass Pyxis Depicting Jesus' Return to Jerusalem
Dating to the late 13th century CE, this brass pyxis depicts Jesus' return to Jerusalem, juxtaposed with standing figures (possibly saints). It is engraved, and decorated with silver. Measures 10.5 cm height and 10.3 cm in diameter. Weighs...
Seljuk Water Jug
Made of unglazed ceramic, this top portion of a water jug depicts two Seljuk guards flanking a seated figure, possibly a sultan. Dates to the late 12th to early 13 century CE. Measures approximately 30 x 36 x 36 cm. (Brooklyn Museum, New...
Second Crusader Invasion of Egypt, 1164 CE
A map of the Second Crusader invasion of Egypt in 1164 CE that depicts the routes of the armies of both the Crusaders and Zengid Dynasty.
Dinar of Tughril
Pictured here is a dinar of Tughril Bey (r. 1040-1063 CE). It measures 2.2 cm in diameter and weighs 2.8 grams. It was minted between 1052-1053 CE in Nishapur, in present-day Iran. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Third Crusader Invasion of Egypt, 1166-1167 CE
A map that depicts major events and the routes of Crusader and Zengid armies during the Third Crusader Invasion of Egypt from 1166 - 1167 CE, which culminated in the battle of al-Babein and the Siege of Alexandria.
Sultan Murad II at Archery Practice
From MS Hazine 1523, folio 138a, this miniature depicts Sultan Murad II (1421-1444 and 1446-1451 CE) at archery practice. (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
Henry IV of England
Henry IV of England ruled as king from 1399 to 1413 CE. Known as Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster before he became king, Henry clashed with his cousin Richard II of England (r. 1377-1399 CE) and was exiled in 1397 CE. Returning to England...