From the field

  • 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: Contact: 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 […]