From the field

  • PCMA UW team back from Ethiopia

    On Thursday, March 19, all members of the PCMA UW archaeological expedition to Ethiopia were pulled out. The decision to cut short the fieldwork season was dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant travel restrictions, leading to a growing paralysis of air traffic. This year’s work in Ethiopia was the first season of excavation […]

  • Polish archaeologists and staff of the PCMA UW Research Centre leave Egypt

    On the night of 17/18 March, 38 people, PCMA UW staff, scholarship holders and employees of other institutions – members of Polish archaeological expeditions in Egypt, left Cairo in a plane provided by the #Lotdodomu campaign. The whole group reached the airport by rented coach. On Wednesday morning, they landed at Chopin Airport in Warsaw. […]

  • Soba: results of the first research season

    The first season of archaeological fieldwork in the medieval city of Soba near Khartoum came to a close mid-February, with very interesting results. A team of researchers from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of the Sciences (IAE PAS) […]

  • Dongola: archaeologists to train tourist guides

    At Old Dongola, Sudan, Polish specialists are supporting local communities to explore how heritage conservation may also be a development opportunity as part of partnership building between the scholarly community and local inhabitants. The capital city of the Kingdom of Makuria, excavated by Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) teams for […]

  • Dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański’s farewell party in Deir el-Bahari

    A farewell party for dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański was held at the end of the latest season of the Polish-Egyptian Archaeological and Conservation Mission at the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Guests gathered in the “Polish House” (also called the Metropolitan House), where the mission’s members have been living for nearly 60 years during […]

  • Open Day in Dongola: 1000 people visit the site

    The archaeological site in Dongola (Sudan) drew around 1000 visitors during an Open Day organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) mission working at the site. Two archaeological projects are now underway at the site, both under the PCMA UW auspices. One involves archaeological fieldwork, funded by ERC Starting […]

  • Soba – a new research project in Sudan

    The first season of excavations conducted by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw in Soba, Sudan has begun. The project is carried out as part of the National Science Centre Opus grant awarded to Dr. Mariusz Drzewiecki, entitled “Soba – the heart of the kingdom of Alwa. The spatial organization of medieval […]

  • 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 […]