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Dimitri Baramki

Dimitri Baramki

Sector : Science, Scientists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1909
  • Age: 112
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Born in 1909, was a Palestinian Arab archaeologist, considered by some to be the first Palestinian archaeologist, who held the position of chief inspector in the Department of Antiquities of the British Mandate government. He published many books in the English language in addition to the articles and reports he published in the magazine of the Palestinian Department of Antiquities.

Pictures show the names of faculty members in Palestine. He excavated sites in the Jericho area, referring to the fact that it was located in the period from 1932. Thirteen years between 1934 and 1948 he conducted excavations at the site, discovering its various buildings, statues and mosaics. Baramki found writing on the oldest bookings in the following rulings, to date the building of the palace his rule (724-743), and he realized that talking about one of the desert forts such as Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi in Syria, and he called it “Hisham's Palace”. He would later draw on the results of the excavations at Khirbat al-Mafjar to write a doctoral thesis on columnar architecture that was submitted to the University of London in 1953.


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His writings

The Road to Petra: A Short Guide to East Jordan (Amman, 1947)

Arab culture and architecture of the Umayyad Period : a comparative study with special reference to the results of the excavations of Hisham's palace (PhD dessertation, 1953. unpublished)


Phoenicia and the Phoenicians (Beirut, 1961)

The Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut (Beirut, 1967)
The Coins Exhibited in the Archeological Museum of the American University of Beirut (Beirut, 1968)
The Art and Architecture of Ancient Palestine: A Survey of the Archeology of Palestine from the Earliest Times to the Ottoman Conquest (Beirut, 1969)

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