With sorrow, we have received the news about the death of Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski, professor of classical archaeology, a longtime employee of the University of Warsaw.
Professor Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski began working at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in Cairo in 1966, taking part in excavations in Tell Atrib, Alexandria and Deir el-Bahari in Egypt. In 1971-73, on behalf of UNESCO, he organized archaeological missions from many countries at archaeological sites in Carthage and Tunis. In 1976-79 he received the Humboldt scholarship. In 1967 he was appointed by prof. Kazimierz Michałowski to the post of the scientific secretary of the Centre in Cairo. He held this post, intermittently, until December 1980.
After the death of Prof. Michałowski in 1980, Prof. Daszewski returned to Poland to take the position of the director of the Centre in Cairo and the deputy director of the National Museum in Warsaw. He was dismissed from the latter post during the martial law period, but he kept the position of the director of the Centre in Cairo, and then of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw until 1989. In 1987-2001 he lectured at the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Trier. For many years he led the Polish archaeological expeditions in Nea Paphos in Cyprus and in Marina el-Alamein in Egypt.