Yasmine Zahran


Yasmin Zahran
(ياسمين زهران) was born in 1933 in Ramallah, Palestine. She was educated at Colombia University, New York, and the University of London, and received a doctorate in archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris. 

She worked for UNESCO for a number of years and established, directed, and taught at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem (1991 - 95).

She divides her time between Paris and Ramallah, where she writes and researches, besides travelling extensively to visit archaeological sites.

(From the Yasmin Zahran page on Facebook)

Publications: (English)

  • A Beggar at Damascus Gate
  • Ghassan Resurrected
  • Philip the Arab
  • The Lakhmids of Hira
  • Septimius Severus - Countdown to Death
  • Zenobia Between Reality and Legend


  • al-Lahn al-awwal min ayyam Filistin (The first Melody from the days of Palestine, novel), 1991- اللحن الأول من أيام فلسطين
  • Harat al-Bayadir (al-Bayadir Alley, novel). 1999 - حارة البيادر

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