Born: 1937, Paris, France.

In Israel, (Palestine), since 1938.

 

Education:

 

1963  B.A. "French Civilization" (Literature), Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

1973  L.L.B, Law Faculty. Tel Aviv University.

 

2010  M.A. Maritime Civilizations, (Marine Archaeology), Haifa University.

          Submitted a dissertation entitled:

"A port without a Port: The port of Jaffa during the Ottoman period (1516-1917) According to travelers’ descriptions, photographs and Iconography".

2016  PhD Tel Aviv University.

          PhD thesis:

"Aspects of Inter-relations between Land and Sea during the Crusader Period: Crusader Seamanship

in the Southern Levant". (The Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University).

Publications:

 

An article based on the M.A. Dissertation was published in "Kathedra" (143, 2012) in conjunction with Prof. Haim Goren.

Dan Mirkin, Deborah Cvikel and Oren Tal; "Arsur Castle Maritime Installation (1241-1265 CE)", PEQ - Palestine Exploration Quarterly, Vol. 148,2016 – issue 4.

Dan Mirkin, "The Ottoman Port of Jaffa: A Port Without a Harbor". Chapter 6 in The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 2, published by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, University of California, Los Angeles.

Sailing to the Holy Land: Crusader Ships, Seamanship, Logistics and Landing Operations. (Book)

Editor: BAR (British Archaeological Reports), Oxford: August 2018.

Languages:

 

          Hebrew, French, English and Russian.

          Part knowledge: German, Greek.

Occupation and Hobbies:

 

Practicing lawyer for the last 40 years. Before that was a correspondent of "Haaretz" daily newspaper, and later in "Maariv".

Sailed in a sail boat in many parts of the world, including a transatlantic crossing (from Tel-Aviv to the Caribbean). Sailed in French Polynesia; sailed all over the Mediterranean inter alia following Crusader sailing routes; Sailed in Denmark in replicas of Viking boats; sailed from Israel to Cyprus in an open whale-boat.

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E-mail:   dmirkin@zahav.net.il

Phone:   054-4245222 (or:+97254-4245222)