GHIRSHMAN, Tania (Antoinette Levienne)

GHIRSHMAN, Tania (Antoinette Levienne). Constantinople 1900 — 1984. Wife and competent helper of —> Roman Gh., like him, of Russian origin. Daughter of a merchant, spet early years in Russia, but when she was six, the family moved to Paris. She became a dental surgeon, but rejected this after marriage, which took place in 1931. “She drew the illustrations for his works and helped in the restorative work on the excavated objects.”

Publications: Archéologue malgré moi. Vie cotidienne d’une mission archéologique en Iran. Neuchâtel 1970.

Sources: www.brown.edu/Research/Breaking_Ground/results.php?d=1&first=Tania&last=Ghirshman with a detailed biography by Agnes Spycket as PDF; Wikipedia on her husband has a group photo including both.

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