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  3/1/2012, Adar 7, 5772

Crusader-Era Specialist to Head Antiquities Authority


Professor Yvonne Friedman, who heads Bar-Ilan University's History department, was named, Thursday, to replace Hebrew University Professor Binyamin Ze'ev Kedar as the head of the Antiquities Authority Council.

Professor Friedman is the first woman named to the position. She has an international reputation for her research into the land of Israel during the Crusader period. Professor Kedar is also recognized for his Crusader-era research.