From the field

  • New project in Ethiopia: student internship

    The PCMA is glad to invite students of archaeology from the University of Warsaw or other Polish universities to take part in a new archaeological project in Ethiopia.  The project aims to investigate the Aksumite site of Debre Gergis in the northern province of Tigray. Fieldwork activities are planned for October–November 2019, with a possible […]

  • New Roman mosaic floor from Alexandria

    Once again, the Kom el-Dikka site in Alexandria was a scene of an important discovery: a new mosaic was found by a team of Polish archaeologists. The site located in the heart of the ancient city has been excavated archaeologically since 1960 by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw expedition in cooperation […]

  • PCMA Seminar: New research project in Ethiopia

    We are happy to invite you to another PCMA Seminar, this time devoted to the presentation of a new direction in PCMA research – the Tigray region in Ethiopia.. A presentation entitled The PCMA in Tigray (Ethiopia): The Debre Gergis archaeological site and PCMA research perspectives will be given by Dr. Michela Gaudiello, the leader of […]

  • Workshop: ERC Starting Grant UMMA

    Team of ERC Starting Grant „UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city”  holds a workshop to summarize the results of the first fieldwork season. In the 2018–2019 season, PCMA UW mission spent four months at Old Dongola. The primary focus of their fieldwork was on localizing and investigating the […]

  • Mustis Summer School 2019 (Tunisia)

    The Faculty of History and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw cordially invite students to take part in the summer archaeological school at the Mustis in Tunisia. WWW: https://zip.uw.edu.pl/szkola-letnia-w-tunezji Contact: summerschoolmustis@uw.edu.pl Term: 20–30 September 2019 Deadline extended till: 28th May, 2019 Download the application form For more information see the pdf (in […]

  • Archaeological student training in Mustis (Tunisia)

    Polish-Tunisian Archaeological Mission to Mustis invites students of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw to apply for fieldwork training in the 2019 season (26th August–6th October). The mission is co-organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw Candidates are kindly asked to send completed […]

  • A temple from the 6th millennium BC? New discoveries in Kuwait

    New discoveries at the Bahra 1 site show that this settlement from the 6th millennium BC was more developed than any other site from this period known from the Gulf region. This year, the Kuwaiti-Polish Archaeological Mission headed by Prof. Piotr Bieliński from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw in co-operation with […]

  • Cytadela i teren przylegający z meczetem, który przed 1316 r. był salą tronową (fot. S. Lenarczyk)

    Start of fieldwork for the ERC grant “UMMA” project

    The first excavation season of the project “UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city” has just begun. It is founded by a European Research Council Starting Grant awarded to Dr Artur Obłuski from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW). It involves a 5-year program […]

  • Al-Subiyah

    Al-Subiyah As-Sabbiya Al-Sabiyah Most interesting finds: – exceptional type of tomb – so-called tumulus with outer ring wall (tumuli SB 100, SB 102) – elongated stone platforms of presumed ritual or symbolic purpose (e.g. SB 68, SM 22) – beads of semi-precious stones – carnelian, agate (e.g. SB 65), chrysoprase (SB 49), lapis lazuli (SMQ […]

  • New agreement for cooperation with Kuwait

    An agreement for archaeological cooperation has been signed between the National Council of Culture Arts and Letters of the State of Kuwait and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. For the next five years the Kuwaiti–Polish Archaeological Mission will work on several projects in Northern Kuwait and Failaka Island. The Kuwaiti–Polish Archaeological […]