Nasri and Levon Ohan, the Antiquities Dealers from Jerusalem

Yana Tchekhanovets, Débora V. Ben-Ami

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


This short note discusses some new archival information regarding the family of antiquities dealers of Armenian origin, father and son Nasri and Levon Ohan, who owned three shops in Jerusalem. They conducted business with archaeologists, took a part in the Dead Sea scrolls affair, were forced to escape, and were even robbed. In this story, the dramatic events of the twentieth-century past of the Holy City are closely intertwined with the archaeological research history and the destiny of one family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Journal Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies
StatePublished - 21 Feb 2023


  • Jerusalem
  • Armenian communities
  • antiquities
  • collections
  • 20th century


Dive into the research topics of 'Nasri and Levon Ohan, the Antiquities Dealers from Jerusalem'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this