Yadin and Perrot Share Israel Museum Archaeology Prize
Yigael Yadin and Jean Perrot have been awarded the 1983 Percia Schimmel Award for Distinguished Contribution to Archaeology in Eretz Israel and the Lands of the Bible, Israel’s most prestigious prize in archaeology.
The Schimmel Award is given each year by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Yadin, formerly deputy prime minister of Israel, is probably the most widely known archaeologist in the world. Yadin’s fascinating popular accounts of his dramatic discoveries at Masada and Hazor brought the drama of Biblical archaeology to millions of readers in Europe and the United States. His widely praised Hebrew edition of the Temple Scroll, the longest and most recently discovered of the Dead Sea Scrolls, will soon appear in English.
Perrot has headed the Israeli branch of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for more than 30 years. He specializes in the prehistory of the Near East and in the origins of urban civilization. Perrot has excavated at Hazor with Yadin and at Beer-Sheva as well as many other sites dating to the Chalcolithic and Neolithic periods.
Ancient Coastal Cities Congress Announced
“Cities and the Sea in Antiquity,” an international interdisciplinary congress, will be held at Caesarea or Haifa in Israel in early October 1985. Plans for this congress were made during the successful First International Workshop on Mediterranean Harbors of Antiquity, held at Caesarea June 24 to June 28, 1983.