Recovering Lost Palestinian Archives

The Birzeit University History and Archaeology Department held a workshop entitled: “Lost Palestinian Archive“ on December 10, 2013. Palestinian researcher Ahmed Marwat from the city of Nazareth spoke at the workshop.

Marwat described efforts to restore Palestinian documentary history, calling all those who have documents to hand them over to research centers to help support Palestinians’ ties to their homeland.

Marwat presented some of the reclaimed historical documents and manuscripts that provide minute and accurate details about Palestinian families and their location, thus proving the historical existence of the Palestinian people living on their land.

The workshop was moderated by department chairperson Hamed Salem and professor of history Musa Srour.