EDELBERG, Johan Lorentz Lennart Fraas. Copenhagen 19.5.1915 — Ribe 11.11.1981. Danish Biologist and Ethnologist, Specialist of Nuristan (Afghanistan). Son of overingeniør Johannes Ferdinand E. (1870-1949) and Johanne Fraas (1877-1951). Studied briefly theology, but then cand.mag 1943 in natural history and geography, then worked as teacher. In 1947-49 participated in the 3rd Danish Central Asian Expedition, led by H. Haslund-Christensen, in Afghanistan as botanist, started also ethnographic collecting and reseach. In 1953-54 again with Haslund-Christensen in Afghanistan and alone in Nuristan in 1964 and 1970, in 1964 also participated in the Luristan Expedition of Danish National Museum. Between expeditions studies local archaeology in Ribe. Married 1944 Margot Hansen (1921–2014).
Publications: “Nuristanske sølvpokaler”, KUML, Årbog for Jysk arkeo-logisk selskab 1965, 153-201 (with English summary, “Silver Cups of Nuristan”).
– with S. Jones: Nuristan. 189 p. 64+48 pl. Graz 1979.
Sources: Dansk Biografisk Leksikon.