Departed

  • Stefan Karol Kozłowski (1938–2022)

    We were saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Stefan Karol Kozłowski, an outstanding prehistorian, author of important publications on the prehistory of Europe, but also on the Neolithic of the Near East. Between 1979 and 1990, he headed several expeditions of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in […]

  • Edyta Klimaszewska-Drabot (1976–2022)

    Edyta Klimaszewska-Drabot, a graduate of archaeology at the University of Warsaw and member of PCMA UW  expeditions  in Egypt and Sudan from 1998 to 2009, has passed away. She first took part in fieldwork in Sudan already during her studies, working with the Southern Dongola Reach Survey project, and then on surveys and excavations in […]

  • Jerzy Trzciński (1959–2022)

    Dr. Jerzy Trzciński, a geoarchaeologist from the University of Warsaw and a participant of research projects of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, died suddenly at the age of 62. He worked with PCMA UW expeditions in Egypt: Sakkara (2010-2015), Berenike (2012, 2013) and Tell el-Retaba (2016). He co-authored articles on the results of geoarchaeological, […]

  • 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 […]