Shimon Gibson

Biography

Shimon Gibson is a British-born, world-renowned archaeologist who completed his Ph.D. on ancient landscapes in the Levant at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. Specialising in the Holy Land, Gibson is the author of more than 100 research articles and the co-author of two scientific monographs on the antiquities of Jerusalem. Gibson is also the co-editor of the Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land and the editor of The Illustrated Dictionary and Concordance of the Bible. Gibson is a Senior Associate Fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, and an Adjunct Professor of Archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During the past twenty years he has conducted numerous excavations and field surveys in different parts of Israel. He was the head of the Research and Scientific Reports Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority from 1995 to 1999.

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