• ERC grant for PCMA

    A Starting Grant was awarded by the European Research Centre to Dr Artur Obłuski from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, for his project: “UMMA: Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city”. It is the first grant for Polish archaeological research ever awarded by the ERC. Dr Obłuski […]


    The Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Research Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) awarded a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cairo to Dr. Mennat-Allah el-Dorry. Dr. Mennat-Allah el-Dorry specializes in archaeobotanical analysis, particularly foodways and diets. She published several works on wine production and consumption in Egyptian monasteries. She has experience […]

  • Conservation award for PCMA architect

    Dr Wojciech Kołątaj will receive the Professor Jan Zachwatowicz Award for his achievements in the conservation of heritage sites. The award is presented by the General Monument Conservator and the Polish Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Wojciech Kołątaj devoted most of his working life to the preservation of cultural heritage. […]

  • Jubilee volume presented to Prof. Włodzimierz Godlewski

    The last day of the conference “Poles on the Nile”, being the “Kingdom of Makuria Day”, ended in celebrations of a distinguished scholar in this field, Professor Włodzimierz Godlewski. The volume, Aegyptus et Nubia Christiana. The Włodzimierz Godlewski Jubilee Volume on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday presents over 35 articles on topics related to […]

  • 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 […]