• Award for exhibition “The vizier’s house of eternity”

    In the 12th edition of competition “Wierzba (Willow) – Mazovian Museum Events” organized by the Mazowieckie Voivodship Marshal’s Office in cooperation with the Mazovian Branch of the Polish Museologists Association the exhibition was awarded the first prize for the most interesting exhibition in a large museum. The exhibition “The vizier’s house of eternity. The tomb […]

  • Diplomas for UNESCO Fellows

    Fellows of the “UNESCO/ Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Archaeology and Conservation” received diplomas at the end of their programme. The diplomas were presented by representatives of the four institutions involved in the project: Małgorzata Herbich, from the Polish National Commission for UNESCO, Prof. Krzysztof Chmielewski from the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works […]

  • Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum is now open

    Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum is the second foreign research centre of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA). The opening ceremony took place in the gardens of the National Museum in Khartoum. It was hosted by Mohamed Abou Zaid Mustafa, Minister of Tourism, Antiquities and Wildlife, and Dr. Abdelrahman Ali Mohamed, […]

  • 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 […]