This trophy includes a hieroglyph of a water clock on a piece of plaster that has fallen off a wall. This gives the impression of it being an archaeological find. The fragment of plaster was designed using a real piece of plaster salvaged from a demolished house. The trophy was designed and produced by Simons Jewellers.

The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History was established in 1990 and supports research excellence in the field of history. The prize consists of 200,000 US Dollars and a trophy. It is funded by the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation and is awarded every two years.

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