1. ytellioglu:

    A Saljuq Mināʾi bowl, 12th-13th centuries

  2. 5centsapound:

    Ara Guler’s Anatolia

    Turkey’s most well-known photographer, has taken more than 800,000 photographs documenting Turkish culture and important historical sites.  Featured are photographs of medieval Seljuk and Armenian buildings that Güler, who is now eighty-five years old, took in the early 1960s and printed in 1965.

    (via leradr)

  3. invisiblestories:

    Daniel Schwartz, Sasanid and Seljuk Ruins of Bam, Iran (from the series Travelling through the Eye of History) (1995)

    (via leradr)

  4. adokal:

    Miniature from a copy of al-Jazari’s Kitab fi marifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya, ‘Machine Pouring Wine’, Syria or Egypt; 1315. The David Collection, Copehagen, Denmark.


  5. adokal:

    'Iskandar Contemplates the Peoples Gog and Magog', Miniature from a copy of Firdawsi’s Shah-nama made for Qiwamuddawla wa’l-Din Hasan, Iran, Shiraz; 1341. The David Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark.


  6. Mongol passport (paizi), Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 13th century

    (Source: asianhistory)

  7. omgthatdress:


    Caucasian, 8th century AD

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  8. medievalistsnet:

    Above, a set of Hunnish horse trappings.

    A look at the Migration period: Barbarians and Huns.

    Scandinavia and the Huns: an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Migration Era

    Lotte Hedeager

    Norwegian Archaeological Review: Vol. 000, No. 000 (2007)


    The aim of this paper is to discuss the early Migration period as a particular period of ‘short term history’ and its formative impact on the Scandinavian longue duree in the first millenium. During this particular period of time, the object world of Scandinavia demonstrates radical changes in symbolic representation, followed by long term continuity and social/mental resistance to change. It is argued that the Huns, as a historical fact, were present in Scandinavia in the early fifth century. Their impact was to generate an‘episodic transition’ that opened up a whole new set of social, religious andpolitical strategies, in Scandinavia in particular as well as in Barbarian Europein general, and gave rise to a new Germanic identity in the aftermath of the Roman Empire…

    (via leradr)

  9. artofthedarkages:

    Buckles, hinges, and fittings with openwork and incised designs of swirls, plants, and horsemen.

    Forged out of leaded tin and bronze.

    Made in the 8th-9th century for an Avar nobleman in Austria.

    Currently located at the British Museum.

    (via medievalvisions)

  10. magictransistor:

    Li Song. Puppet Play of a Skeleton. Southern Song Dynasty. 1166-1243

    (via leradr)