Departed

  • 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 […]

  • Aleksandra Majewska (1943–2022)

    We have received the sad news of the death of Aleksandra Majewska, the retired curator of the Egyptian Collection in the Gallery of Ancient Art at the National Museum in Warsaw. She collaborated with the Polish Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw on many occassions and took part in excavations at the […]

  • Zbigniew Godziejewski (1951–2022)

    The sudden passing of Zbigniew Godziejewski, a conservator and long-term participant of PCMA UW fieldwork, is an irreparable loss for his friends and colleagues from the expeditions of which he was an indispensable part. Zbigniew Godziejewski worked with us for over 30 years, beginning in the early 1990s when he participated in excavations at Palmyra. […]

  • Romuald Schild (1936–2021)

    With deep sorrow we received the news of the death of Prof. Romuald Schild, an excellent archaeologist, long-time director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Professor Schild passed away on 23 November 2021. Professor Schild’s research on the prehistory of North-Eastern Africa is an enormous and invaluable contribution […]

  • 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 […]