Trude Dothan, Israeli archaeologist, Died at 93

Professor Trude Dothan/ טרודה דותן‎; was born on October 12, 1922, in Vienna and died on January 28, 2016.

She was an Israeli archaeologist.

She concentrated mostly on the Late Bronze and Iron Ages in the region, in particular in Philistine culture.

She was a professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 1977, she held the Eliezer Sukenik Chair of Archeology and headed the Berman Center of Biblical Archaeology.

Trude Dothan private collection of books is now in the Lanier Theological Library, Houston, Texas.

Her family resided in Vienna from where her parents migrate to Mandatory Palestine the very next year.

Dothan parents were both born in Vienna.

Arriving in Jerusalem, they joined the local community of intellectuals and artists, many of them German speakers.

Trude Dothan father, Leopold Krakauer (1890-1954), was an artist and architect which designed several Bauhaus-style buildings for Jerusalem’s “garden city” of Rehavia; her mother Grete (née Wolf, 1890-1970) was a painter.

she married Moshe Dothan (1919–1999), in 1951, who was a fellow archaeologist with whom she shared the same interest in biblical archaeology and particularly the Philistine culture.

The couple conceived two children together.

Trude has won many awards in relation to her work.

Trude Dothan passed away at 93 yrs old.