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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 […]

  • Faras

    Faras Most interesting finds: – Mud-brick church – the oldest building inside the fortifications – The first cathedral from the 7th century AD – 169 wall paintings executed in tempera on dry plaster – Approximately 750 inscriptions in Greek, Old Nubian and Coptic – The List of Bishops of Faras: besides the names of hierarchs, […]

  • Rachkida

    Rachkida History of research: Dates of PCMA mission’s work: 2012, 2016 Type of research: Salvage excavations, study mission Directors: Tomasz Waliszewski, Lévon Nordiguian (2012, 2016) Piotr Makowski (2016) Co-operating institutions: – Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw – Saint Joseph University in Beirut – Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) Description of the site […]

  • Smar Jbeil

    Smar Jbeil History of research: Dates of PCMA mission’s work: 2014–2015 Type of research: Survey, topographical work Directors: Karol Juchniewicz Co-operating institutions: – Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw – Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) Description of the site and research: The Smar Jbeil Archaeological Project is connected with prospective excavations in Smar […]

  • 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, […]