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  • PCMA Seminar: Islamic-period handmade pottery of Southern Transjordan

    This May, the PCMA Seminar will host a talk by Dr. Micaela Sinibaldi: “The pottery of Southern Transjordan: a methodology of research for Islamic-period handmade pottery and the case-study of Petra” Abstract: “The  Late Petra Project aims at reconstructing the history of the Islamic period in the Petra valley and region. Through a detailed study […]

  • The UW emergency initiatives for Ukraine

    Many actions have been organized at the University of Warsaw in aid of refugees from Ukraine. They include collections of, among others, food and basic necessities. Free legal aid is also available. Students, doctoral candidates and employees of the University of Warsaw join actions to help the Ukrainian community. This support is provided both to […]

  • Berenike discoveries: an elite tomb with complete set of grave goods

    Results of the latest excavation season in Berenike, Egypt, have been announced. Among their highlights is a tomb with coral walls and floors and intact burials with rich grave goods excavated by a team from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology. Berenike is located in the Eastern Desert, on the Red Sea coast. This port […]

  • The BORDERSCAPE Project: A Kazimierz Michałowski Memorial Lecture by Maria Carmela Gatto

    The Director of the PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo invites to a lecture by Dr. Maria Carmela Gatto “The BORDERSCAPE project Egyptian state formation and the changing socio-spatial landscape of the First Cataract in the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE”. Abstract: “The talk introduces a new research project established at the Institute of Mediterranean […]

  • Andrzej Reiche (1951–2022)

    We were saddened to hear the news of the death of Andrzej Reiche, an archaeologist specializing in the Near East and curator emeritus of the collection of ancient Near Eastern art at the National Museum in Warsaw. In over four decades of his archaeological work, he took part in excavations at most of the sites […]

  • Saqqara: discovery of a royal official’s tomb

    The tomb of an official responsible for secret documents in the royal chancellery during the reign of the first pharaohs of the Sixth Dynasty (c. 2300 BC) was discovered in Saqqara by an expedition of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, the University of Warsaw. During the autumn season of 2021, excavations were conducted within […]

  • Roberta S. Tomber (1954–2022). A memory by Iwona Zych

    Roberta Tomber passed away on the evening of 1 May 2022. She had been battling cancer for many years until she could fight no more. She was 68. We had a long conversation via the internet just a few months ago, I brought her up-to-date on the most recent discoveries, the publication so long in […]

  • Job offer: architect in the “Kyriakós oíkos?” project

    The Director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw announces a competition for the position of adjunct with a PhD degree in the NCN SONATA BIS 11 project no. 202142/E/HS3/00381 titled “Kyriakós oíkos? A diachronic conceptualization of space and function in medieval Nubian churches”. The project seeks an architect with […]

  • Archaeo-Oriental Studies Seminar: “Nubian Authorities in Painted Church Decoration”

    A seminar by the Archaeo-Oriental Studies Research Group at the University of Warsaw will feature a lecture by Assoc. Prof. Dobrochna Zielińska from the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, entitled “Nubian Authorities in Painted Church Decoration”. Abstract: “Monumental representations of Nubian authorities are one of the most characteristic features of Nubian art. This tradition […]