Professor Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski: 50 years of research and 75th birthday anniversary

The double anniversary of 50 years of archaeological research and the 75th birthday of prof. Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski has been honored with the publication of a book: Classica Orientalia. Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th birthday. The volume includes 29 essays written by W.A. Daszewski’s students and colleagues. Anniversary celebrations will take place on Monday, December 12th, in the “Golden Hall” of the Kazimierzowski Palace (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) at 11:00.
Professor Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski started work in the Polish Research Station of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in 1966. He participated in excavations of the Station in Egypt, Syria and Cyprus. In 1970-73, he organized international archaeological missions at the sites of Carthage and Tunis on behalf of UNESCO. He received a Humboldt Scholarship in 1976-78. In 1976 Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski appointed him as scientific secretary of the Research Station in Cairo. Upon Prof. Michałowski’s death in 1981, Daszewski returned to Poland to take the post of the director of the Research Station, which he held until 1989, and deputy director of the National Museum in Warsaw. In the meantime, in 1982 he participated in organizing the new Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo and of the Nubian Museum in Aswan. In 1987-2001 he was a visiting professor in the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Trier. For many years professor Daszewski headed archaeological excavation projects at Marina el-Alamein in Egypt and Nea Paphos in Cyprus and authored many publications on classical archaeology.