Albert Glock


Albert Glock

Albert E. Glock (September 14 1925 in Gifford, Idaho - January 19 1992 in West Bank) was an American archaeologist working in Palestine, where he was murdered.

Glock's parents were deeply religious Lutherans of German ancestry living in Illinois. Albert Glock studied at several universities, graduating in 1951 at Concordia Seminary and receiving Master's degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 1963.

Glock, as a Luteran missionary, came to Palestine in 1962 to work on excavations of Ta'anach, an ancient Canaanite city. He had spent 17 years in Jerusalem and the West Bank, first as a director of the Albright Institute for Archaeology and then as head of the archaeology department of Birzeit University, where he helped to found the Archaeology Institute.

On January 19 1992 Glock was shot when going to work. Neither reason for the murder nor who did it was reliably identified.

Ses notes ethno-archéologiques sur les potiers et potières palestiniens contemporains furent données par sa veuve au Dr. Brigitte Porêe, France.

References

* Edward Fox: "Palestine Twilight: the murder of Dr Albert Glock and the archaeology of the Holy Land", Harper Collins, 2001 and 2002, ISBN 0-00-638459-5. In the USA reprinted under name "Sacred Geography: A tale of murder and archaeology in the Holy Land".

External links

* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,499213,00.html Extract from the Fox's book, details and speculations about Glock's death]
* [http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:rvX2E50EODcJ:www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml%3FitemNo%3D120951%26contrassID%3D2%E2%8A%82ContrassID%3D14%26sbSubContrassID%3D0%26listSrc%3DY Article with biographical data]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE4DB1F3BF932A15752C0A964958260&scp=1&sq=Albert+Glock&st=nyt Teacher From U.S. Is Slain Near West Bank University]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=990CEEDE1130F932A25752C1A9679C8B63&scp=2&sq=Albert+Glock&st=nyt BOOKS IN BRIEF: NONFICTION :Sacred Geography - A Tale of Murder and Archeology in the Holy Land]
* [http://www.newstatesman.com/200108060030 Who killed Dr Glock? "Archaeology is not a science, it is a vendetta."]


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