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Khaled Nashef

Influential Palestinian archaeologist and historian

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Date of Birth:



Tulkarem, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Khaled Nashef is recognized for his significant contributions to the fields of archaeology and history in Palestine. He was a leading academic who deeply engaged in the study and preservation of Palestinian heritage, making substantial contributions to cultural and historical understanding.

Brief bio

Khaled Nashef was a Palestinian archaeologist and historian. He was notably involved in various academic and cultural projects, contributing significantly to the understanding of Palestinian history and archaeology.

Major Milestones


  • Academic Achievements: Received his education from Al-Fadiliya School, University of Vienna, and held a doctorate degree in history.

  • Professional Career: Served at prestigious institutions including University of Tübingen, King Saud University, and Birzeit University.

  • Published Works: Authored significant publications in the field of archaeology and history.

  • Death: Passed away on February 11, 2009, in Amman.

  • Directorship at Birzeit University: Played a pivotal role at the Palestinian Institute of Archaeology at Birzeit University.

  • Academic Publications: Contributed to several notable works in archaeology and history, such as "Tawfik Canaan: His Life and Works" published in the Jerusalem Quarterly in 2002 and "Taufiq Canaan: A New Appraisal" in Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyya in 2002.

  • Involvement in Cultural Projects: Engaged in various projects enhancing the cultural understanding of Palestine.

  • Historical Research: His research significantly advanced the field of Palestinian archaeology.

  • Educational Impact: His academic career had a lasting impact on the understanding and preservation of Palestinian heritage

Date of Last Update: 
January 15, 2024

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