• Ryszard Sobolewski (1937-2021)

    We were saddened to learn of the death of Ryszard Sobolewski, an architect who worked at our Research Centre in Cairo and participated in many research projects in Africa and the Middle East. Ryszard Sobolewski worked as an architect at the Research Centre in Cairo in the first half of the 1970s. At that time, […]

  • Anna Longa-Prager (1977–2021)

    We were saddened to learn of the death of Dr Anna Longa-Prager. As an archaeologist, she both excavated in Poland and cooperated with PCMA UW taking part in numerous seasons of fieldwork in Egypt and Sudan. She participated in excavations at Tell el-Farha, and in the works at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari, […]

  • Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski, remembered by Iwona Zych

    The passing of Professor Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on January 17, 2021, marks a symbolic end of another stage in the history of Polish Mediterranean archaeology. A stage no longer of a pioneering kind, but building on the achievements of the Master and mentor, the founder of the discipline in Poland, Professor Kazimierz Michałowski. Daszewski rose […]

  • Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski (1936-2021)

    With sorrow, we have received the news about the death of Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski, professor of classical archaeology, a longtime employee of the University of Warsaw. Professor Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski began working at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in Cairo in 1966, taking part in excavations in Tell Atrib, […]

  • Zofia Sztetyłło, remembered by Iwona Zych

    There must be a mosaic of memories of many different people to describe someone like Professor Zofia Sztetyłło—righteous, honest, deeply committed to her work, intelligent, and with an engaging way of not taking herself too seriously. Simply good. She was my Professor and that is how I remember her from my undergraduate years, writing my […]

  • Zofia Sztetyłło, remembered by Michał Gawlikowski

    I first met Zofia Sztetyłło in 1958, when I was a freshman and she a young assistant of our common mentor Kazimierz Michałowski. These were the years when the international career of Polish archaeology in the Mediterranean began for good. She joined the first after-war project of Michałowski, a dig on the Greek site of […]

  • Zofia Sztetyłło, remembered by Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka

    This will not be a scientific biography – that appeared elsewhere – but rather a personal recollection of an extraordinary person whom I knew and esteemed, and whom I will keep in my memory forever. I met Professor Zofia Sztetyłło in Warsaw in 1984 before departure for my first excavation season in Paphos. Back then, […]

  • Zofa Sztetyłło (1932–2020)

    With sorrow and regret, we have received the news of the death of Zofia Sztetyłło, a professor of archeology and an outstanding scholar. Since the beginning of her career she was associated with the University of Warsaw and later with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, where she sat for several terms on the […]

  • Małgorzata Redlak (1953–2020)

    We were grieved to receive the news of Małgorzata Redlak’s death. Małgosia was not only our friend. First of all, she was an extremely modest, warm, and cordial person, always kind and helpful. Her passion and the subject of many years of her research at Kom el-Dikka in Alexandria was Islamic pottery, to which she devoted […]

  • Marta Mierzejewska (1984–2020)

    With shock and sorrow we have received the news of the passing of our Friend and Colleague Marta Mierzejewska. She died on Friday, May 15th. She was deeply engaged in the work of our institution. At the same time, she continued her research, which was about to result in a doctoral dissertation and lead to […]

  • Khaled el Assad (1934-2015)

    With deep sorrow we have learned of the brutal execution on 18 August 2015 of Khaled el-Assad, longtime director of antiquities in Palmyra and colleague and friend of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW. He was killed by DAESH militants. For forty years, from 1963 to 2003, Khaled el Assad directed the Museum in […]