Ryszard Sobolewski (1937-2021)

We were saddened to learn of the death of Ryszard Sobolewski, an architect who worked at our Research Centre in Cairo and participated in many research projects in Africa and the Middle East.

Ryszard Sobolewski worked as an architect at the Research Centre in Cairo in the first half of the 1970s. At that time, he was involved in most of the fieldwork conducted by the Centre. As an architect and documentalist, he worked in Egypt – at Kom el-Dikka in Alexandria and in Qasr Ibrim, in Sudan – in Old Dongola and in Kadero, in Syria, in Palmyra, and in Cyprus, in Nea Paphos. He was also a member of an expedition exploring the remains of a Neo-Assyrian palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in Iraq.