Avraham Biran
Date of Birth  :
23 October 1909
Place of Birth  :
Petah Tikva
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Educational background  :
Hebrew Reali School of Haifa , David Yellin Teachers College in Jerusalem, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, He enrolled as a student in the department of Near Eastern Studies under Prof. William F. Albright at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He received his M.A. in 1934 and his PhD in 1935.
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He headed the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem for many years.The head of the Jewish National Council and later the President of Israel.Biran headed the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.Biran began the project with which he has been most famously identified: the excavations at Tel Dan in northern Israel, where he dug for more than 30 years.Biran was awarded the Schimmel Prize for Archaeology. he was awarded the prize Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem). he was awarded the Israel Prize, for archaeology.[1][8][9]

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Avraham Bergman (later Biran) was born in 1909 in Petah Tikva, then part of the Ottoman Empire. He liked to refer to himself as a Mayflower Israeli, since his ancestors were among the founders of the settlement of Rosh Pina. During his youth his family moved to Egypt, where his father managed a farm in a small village. His Romanian-born great-grandfather came to Palestine decades before Theodor Herzl launched political Zionism in 1897.After his father's death the family returned to Palestine and he grew up in his grandparents house until the age of 13. He studied at the Hebrew Reali School of Haifa which he says left a lifelong impression on him.He died in 2008, a month before his 99th birthday, in Jerusalem. Biran was married to Ruth née Frankel. The couple had 3 children.