• Rewards from Luxor Times Magazine for Polish missions

    Two PCMA projects received Luxor Times Egyptology Awards this February in Luxor Mummification Museum. They were presented to mission directors by the Egyptian Antiquities Minister, Dr Mamdouh El-Damaty. In the first category: Top 10 Discoveries of 2015, the Berenike Project working in a Roman harbor in Berenike on the Red Sea coast was distinguished. The […]

  • School named after Professor Kazimierz Michałowski

    The founder of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, was elected as patron of gymnasium (middle school) in Podkowa Leśna near Warsaw. Professor Michałowski was among several distinguished citizens of the town proposed as candidates for the school’s patron by local citizen’s organizations.   All guests speaking at the name-giving ceremony were […]

  • The Clio book prize for Prof. Tomasz Waliszewski

    The Director of the PCMA, Prof. Tomasz Waliszewski has been awarded the Clio prize of the first degree for his book Elaion. Olive Oil Production in Roman and Byzantine Syria–Palestine. The prize is awarded by the Rector of the University of Warsaw for the best publications of scholars from the university’s Faculty of History. The […]

  • New research grant for work on the Red Sea coast of Egypt

    We are happy to inform that yet another research grant proposal submitted by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw has received funding from the National Science Centre. Preludium 9 – Marek Woźniak (MA): „From military base to international emporium: the nature and functioning of the Hellenistic port of Berenike on the Red […]

  • Krystyna Polaczek patron of new reading room in the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo

    In one of the newly renovated rooms of the lower floor of the house at Mahalla, a new reading room was arranged. Researchers, students and scholarship holders wishing to peruse the Research Center’s book collection gained a quiet and comfortable place to work. The reading room is dedicated to the memory of Krystyna Polaczek, a […]

  • Honorary “Bene Merito” distinction for Dr. Zbigniew E. Szafrański

    Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna awarded Dr Zbigniew Szafrański of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw, longtime director of the institution’s Research Center in Cairo, the honorary „Bene Merito” distinction for his role in promoting Poland and Polish Mediterranean archaeology abroad. Polish Ambasador in Cairo, Michał Murkociński decorated Dr. Szafrański […]

  • Announcement of changes in management

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw announces changes in the management of the institute, in Warsaw and in Cairo. Effective July 1, 2015, Dr. Zbigniew Szafrański will be succeeded by Dr. Artur Obłuski as Director of the Research Center of the PCMA UW in Cairo. Dr. Szafrański was head of […]

  • New grant for PCMA research on Red Sea trade in Roman times

    We are happy to announce that the Polish National Science Centre has awarded a ‘Harmony 6’ grant to a PCMA-affiliated project “Infrastructure of the international trade in the Red Sea area in the Roman period” headed by Prof. Michał Gawlikowski. The project’s aim is to investigate long-distance sea trade in the Red Sea basin, with […]

  • Three National Science Foundation Grants for the PCMA

    We are happy to inform that three projects affiliated with the PCMA have just received funding from National Science Foundation grants. Congratulations to the project heads on their success! “Preludium 7” grants: Iwona Zych: “Religious practices and beliefs in the "Red Land": religious building complexes and cult objects from the port of Berenike as a […]

  • Tomasz Waliszewski receives his habilitation

    We are happy to announce that Dr. Tomasz Waliszewski, the deputy director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, received his habilitation on the May 28th, 2014 from the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw. Dr. Waliszewski is the director of PCMA excavations in Lebanon (Chhîm, Jiyeh) ongoing since 1996. […]

  • PAM journal scores more points

    For the second time our journal Polish Archaeology on the Mediterranean has been evaluated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. According to this year’s list of scientific journals (List B, position 1595) publication of an article in PAM brings its author 7 points. We are therefore happy to invite all authors wishing to […]