Sharing the universal goal of understanding and cherishing mankind’s past in contribution to a richer and wiser future, the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw takes a leading role in key archaeological research encompassing the emergence and development of ancient civilization in the Ancient Near East, northeastern Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.
Understanding and cherishing mankind’s past in contribution to a richer and wiser future
It initiates and is a major partner, through its Research Center in Cairo and the Unit in Khartoum, in comprehensive archaeological excavation and conservation projects, representing and cooperating with other archaeological research institutions at home and abroad.
The Centre upholds a tradition of 80 years of Polish activity in this field, began with Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski’s pioneer archaeological and egyptological work in the 1930s. It is the direct continuator, since 1990, of the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in Cairo, which Michałowski established in 1959.