A LONG-TERM senior curator at the British Museum specialising in Middle East antiquities, Carole Mendleson, who died in London last month, also helped prepare work for the Catalogue of the Jewish Museum of London.
She was born Carole Nagel in New York City in 1937 but she spent the last 52 years of her life living and working in London. After graduating in history at City College of New York she worked briefly at the United Nations press office before spending a year In Israel.
In 1963 she came to London to study at the Institute of Archaeology of London University. She successfully completed the post-graduate diploma, which also involved participating in excavations in the UK and Israel. She met her future husband, Astor