• PCMA Scholarship in Egypt 2020/21

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) offers scholarships for scientists wishing to conduct research in Egypt. The scholarships have been awarded since the 1990s, with funds allocated by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). The application is open to all students and graduates of Polish universities, including academic […]

  • Sudanese minister visits the PCMA UW

    One of the points on the visit to Poland of the Minister of State of Sudan for Foreign Affairs was a meeting with representatives of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw. Minister Omar Gamar el-Din was accompanied by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Sudan, […]

  • Call for papers: Roman and Byzantine Pottery in the Levant

    We are calling for manuscripts for the thematic fascicle of our journal Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean devoted to Roman and Byzantine Pottery in the Levant. Research on Roman and Byzantine pottery in the Levant is gaining momentum with a growing number of researchers addressing typological and chronological questions concerning both common and fine wares. […]

  • Lecture on Jordanian archaeology by A. Oweidi

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw have the pleasure of inviting to a lecture by Akhtam Oweidi on the current developments in archaeological research in Jordan. Aktham Oweidi is the Director of Excavations & Surveys, Department of Antiquities of Jordan. His lecture entitled: “Archaeology in Jordan: Activities […]

  • 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 […]

  • New publication: Lampes antiques, byzantines et islamiques du Nil a l’Oronte

    We present the new PCMA publication, authored by Laurent Chrzanovski: “Lampes antiques, byzantines et islamiques du Nil a l’Oronte. La Collection Bouvier”. The Bouvier Collection presents a corpus of almost 800 clay oil lamps from Egypt and the Near East, collected by the Swiss Maurice Bouvier in Alexandria in the first half of the 20th […]

  • Tell Arbid – a new book by Anna Smogorzewska

    The ninth publication in the PAM Monograph Series is „Tell Arbid. House and Household in a Changing Town” authored by Anna Smogorzewska. At the core of community life, the house and household constitute a socio-economic unit that when analyzed in all its respective archaeological aspects — architecture, domestic features and cultural artifacts — can paint […]

  • 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 […]

  • PhD dissertation defense of Katarzyna Danys

    We are pleased to announce that on 17 December 2019 in the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw took place the defense of Katarzyna Danys’ PhD dissertation entitled “Economy and trade relations of the Faiyum Oasis between the 5th and 12th century AD on the basis of amphorae from Deir el-Naqlun”. Katarzyna Danys is an […]

  • Prof. Michał Gawlikowski with the Prof. Jan Zachwatowicz Award

    We are pleased to announce that Prof. Michał Gawlikowski has received the prestigious Prof. Jan Zachwatowicz Award for his achievements in the research and conservation of heritage sites. The award is presented by the Polish Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the General Monument Conservator. Prof. Michał Gawlikowski has been […]