Avraham Negev, archaeologist, dies at 81
Avraham Negev, professor emeritus at the Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology, died on Saturday in Jerusalem, following a severe illness. Negev was a leading scholar of Nabatean archaeology in Israel. Born in 1923 in Pinsk as Avraham Eisenberg, Negev immigrated to Palestine with his family as a child. In 1947, he lost his right hand as a commander in the Haganah police force. In 1953, he began to study archaeology at Hebrew University, and in 1959-1961 led archaeological excavations at the Nabatean site of Avdat. In 1972, he edited the first edition of the Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. (Amiram Barkat)
May his memory be for a blessing.