Sudanese minister visits the PCMA UW

One of the points on the visit to Poland of the Minister of State of Sudan for Foreign Affairs was a meeting with representatives of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. Minister Omar Gamar el-Din was accompanied by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Sudan, Michał Murkociński and a delegation from the Sudanese diplomatic mission in Berlin.

The history of PCMA UW research in Sudan dates back to the mid-20th century. and begins with the so-called the first Nubian Campaign, carried out on behalf of UNESCO. In its course prof. Kazimierz Michałowski’s expedition discovered the early Christian cathedral in Faras. The paintings rescued from its walls are now the pride of the collections of the National Museums in Warsaw and in Khartoum. \

Currently, every year, several archaeological missions work in Sudan under the auspices of the PCMA UW and of other Polish research institutions. Polish archaeological activity in this country is so intense that in 2018 the PCMA UW opened its second foreign research centre the Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum.