Dr. Hisham Elleithy, Undersecretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt paid a visit to the University of Warsaw. He came to Warsaw at the invitation of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.
Dr. Hisham Elleithy is an archaeologist and Egyptologist, as well as director and co-director of several archaeological expeditions working in the Nile Valley, mainly in the region of present-day Luxor. During his visit, he delivered a guest lecture during which he presented the latest discoveries in the Theban necropolis: two previously unknown tombs from the New Kingdom period and the work of his team on their conservation and making them accessible to the general public.
Dr. Elleithy also met with the Warsaw archaeological community from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw, as well as the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences. During the second part of his stay in Poland, Dr. Elleithy visited Krakow, where he gave a lecture at the Jagiellonian University and met with representatives of Krakow archaeological institutions and researchers working in Egypt.