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  • Polish–Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina el-Alamein

    Polish–Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina el-Alamein Most interesting finds: – necropolis from the Hellenistic and Roman period – residential houses from the Roman period – main city square (forum) and public buildings surrounding it – Hellenistic public baths – Roman public baths – aediculae with exceptional architectural decoration; one with a fragment of figurative painting with […]

  • Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel Most interesting finds: – temple of Ramesses II History of research: Dates of PCMA mission’s work: 1963–1968 (work conducted in the framework of the project: 1959–1960) Type of research: Salvage excavations, conservation work Directors: Kazimierz Michałowski Co-operating institutions: – Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw – Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities Additional […]

  • Awliya’ Allah

    Awliya’ Allah Project Most interesting finds: – More than 30 architectural objects in different states of preservation History of research: Dates of PCMA mission’s work: 2014–2015 Type of research: Field prospection Directors: Karol Juchniewicz Co-operating institutions: – Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw – Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) Additional information: The field […]

  • Aynuna

    Aynuna Ancient Leuke Kome(?) Most interesting finds: – a complex of buildings from the Roman, late Roman and early Islamic periods – tombs and graves from different periods – Thamudic inscription – bronze objects – glass ornaments – locally-made and imported pottery vessels – remnants of exotic spices – stone objects of everyday use History […]

  • Banganarti

    Banganarti Most interesting finds: – Raphaelion church – pilgrim center dedicated to the Archangel Raphael – Parts of fortifications with an enclosure wall built entirely of dried bricks – Wall paintings inside the Raphaelion depicting saints, Archangels, Nubian rulers and dignitaries – Approximately 1,000 inscriptions left by pilgrims on the walls of the Raphaelion – […]

  • Cairo, complex of Emir Qurqumas

    Cairo, complex of Emir Qurqumas Funerary complex of Emir Qurqumas (Emir Kebir Qurqumas) History of research: Dates of PCMA mission’s work: 1972–2000 Type of research: Archaeological and conservation works Directors: Andrzej Misiorowski (1972–1974) – Ireneusz Nieduziak (1974–1977) – Jerzy Kania (1977–1989; 1995–2000) – Andrzej Żaboklicki (1990–1991) – Jarosław Dobrowolski (1992–1995) – Jerzy Kania again Co-operating […]

  • Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum is now open

    Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum is the second foreign research centre of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA). The opening ceremony took place in the gardens of the National Museum in Khartoum. It was hosted by Mohamed Abou Zaid Mustafa, Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife, and Dr. Abdelrahman Ali Mohamed, […]

  • Gift for the PCMA RC Cairo book collection

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Eng. Samir Abadir, who gave his collection of maps of the Nile Valley to our book collection. As he joined the list of the donors, a plate with his name was put on the wall at the entrance to the reading room. About the book collection

  • Job for archaeologist

    Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology is currently seeking an Archeologist to join our ERC Starting Grant “UMMA. Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city” GA no. 759926 (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/212336_en.html) team studying the twilight of Dongola, capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria and its metamorphosis into a Muslim city-state. We are looking […]

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: House H1 in Marea

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture “House H1 and the History of Marea on Lake Mareotis” by Dr. Dagmara Wielgosz-Rondolino and Dr. Mariusz Gwiazda. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo, 11, Mahallah St., Heliopolis.  Abstract The Institute of […]