Auguste Bergy

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Reverend Father Auguste Bergy (1873 – 31 August 1955) was a French Jesuit archaeologist known for his work on prehistory in Lebanon.[1][2]

He is known particularly for excavations and studies at the Sands of Beirut and at Ras Beirut.[3] In 1930 he discovered Tell Arslan, the oldest known neolithic village settlement in the Beirut area.[4]

Selected Bibliography[edit]

  • Bergy, Auguste., Le Paleolithique ancien stratife a Ras Beyrouth, M.U.S.J, XVI, 169-217, 1932.[5]


  1. ^ Auguste Bergy Biography - Lebanese Museum of Prehistory, Saint Joseph University Website
  2. ^ Henri Jalabert; Université Saint-Joseph (Beirut; Lebanon). Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines (1987). Jésuites au Prôche-Orient: notices biographiques. Dar el-Machreq. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Archéologia, p. 34. A. Fanton. 2001. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Eric M. Meyers; American Schools of Oriental Research (1997). The Oxford encyclopedia of archaeology in the Near East, p. 293. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-506512-1. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Salwa C. Nassar Foundation for Lebanese Studies (1970). Beirut--crossroads of cultures. Librairie du Liban. Retrieved 7 April 2011.