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Historian Abdul Kareem Gharaibeh passes away

By Petra - Feb 22,2014 - Last updated at Feb 22,2014

AMMAN — Renowned historian Abdul Kareem Gharaibeh passed away on Saturday at the age of 91, according to a statement issued by the Jordanian Writers Association.

Born in Irbid, Gharaibeh was one of the first Jordanians to obtain a PhD.

At university, he started studying to become a doctor in medicine, but during his first anatomy class, he decided to change his major and specialise in history, which became an important part of his life and work in Jordan.

After completing his university studies, he assumed several government posts and worked as a professor at the University of Jordan from 1962 to 1997.

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