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Khaled Al-Nashif

Khaled Al-Nashif

Sector : Science, Scientists

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  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1942
  • Age: 81
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Khaled Darwish Abdel-Qader Al-Nashif (January 13, 1942 - February 9, 2009) was a prominent Arab archaeologist and historian. He was born in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm. He is a professor specializing in the history of the ancient Near East. The Israeli authorities deported him outside Palestine after the Oslo Accords.

His upbringing and education
Khaled Darwish Abd al-Qader al-Nashif was born in the city of Tulkarm in the West Bank on January 13, 1942. He received his primary education in the schools of his city, Tulkarm, and moved with his family between several Arab and foreign countries, including Syria. He obtained a Ph. Akkadian and Sumerian ».

his working life
Khaled Al-Nashif worked as a lecturer at the University of Tübingen in Germany from 1978 until 1987, and then at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He contributed to the preparation of the famous "Tübingen Atlas of the Middle East" in Germany (Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients), which is the most important and largest atlas prepared in Germany.

He later returned to his homeland, Palestine, and worked as a lecturer at Birzeit University in the West Bank. He also assumed the position of director of the Palestinian Institute of Antiquities in 1994, and continued to do so until he was deported by the Israeli authorities in 1998 outside Palestine, specifically to Jordan, where he remained until his death there in 1998. 2009.

The scholar Khaled Al-Nashif had also contributed to the publication of a number of his studies in the Institute for Palestine Studies through the “Journal of Palestinian Studies”, “Jerusalem Annals” and “Jerusalem Quarterly Magazine”.

His most prominent works
Die Orts- und Gewässernamen der mittelbabylonischen und mittelassyrischen Zeit, in German, (The Places and Names of Water in the Middle Babylonian-Assyrian Period), 1982, ISBN 3-88226-152-8, Germany.
"Babylonien und Assyrien in der zweiten Hälfte des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr" in German, (Babylon and Assyria in the second half of the second millennium BC), 1983, ISBN 3-88226-674-0, Germany.
Rekonstruktion der Reiserouten zur Zeit der altassyrischen Handelsniederlassungen in German (Reconstruction of the Itinerary of the Ancient Assyrian Trade Colony), 1987, ISBN 3-88226-423-3, Germany.
Die Orts- und Gewässernamen der altassyrischen Zeit in German (Places and Names of Water in the Ancient Assyrian Period), 1991, ISBN 3-88226-465-9, Germany.
The book “Palestinian Antiquities”, Volume (1), in 2000, which is the first specialized archaeological journal in Arabic.
The book “Palestinian Antiquities”, Volume (2), 2001.
The book “The Destruction of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage”, 2004, Al-Hamra Publishing House, Beirut.
The book “The Zionist Penetration into Iraq”, 2005, Damascus.
The book “Israel and Zionism on the Internet”, 2006.
"Deities of Dilmun in Bahrain Through the Ages", 1986, ISBN 9780710301123.
Tawfiq Kanaan: A New Calendar, Institute for Palestine Studies, 2002.
his death
Khaled Al-Nashif passed away on Monday, February 9, 2009, in the Jordanian capital, Amman, at the age of 67, due to an incurable disease. Several Palestinian authorities had called him.

They said about him
The historical and academic researcher, Dr. Omar Al-Ghoul, who is one of Khaled Al-Nashif’s students at the University of Tübingen in Germany, says: “I took from Khaled Al-Nashif his extreme caution in science, and I still talk to him today, despite his absence, about much of what I write or do.”



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