Rivka Gonen

Rivka Gonen, born in Vienna, Austria, immigrated to Israel in 1937. A former Curator of the Department of Jewish Ethnography of the Israel Museum, she also lectured in Bible and Near Eastern studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. As a field archaeologist, Gonen directed the excavation of a Middle Bronze cemetery in the Hebron mountains and was a member of the City of David excavation team.  She is author of The Quest for the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel  (2002).

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