• 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 […]

  • The Monasteries and Monks of Nubia — a new book by Dr Artur Obłuski

    The monograph was published in the „Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement” series and is available in open access. Its aim is to present the material record of Nubian monasticism in a systematic manner and to conduct a comparative analysis of this phenomenon. This book also addresses several fundamental issues, e.g. the presence of various forms […]

  • Guest lecture: Spanish archaeological activities in Tyre

    The organizers of the  “Poles in the Near East” archaeological conference have the pleasure of announcing a guest lecture accompanying the conference. Dr Francisco J. Núñez will present the results of over 20 years of excavations in Tyre, Lebanon. Dr Núñez specializes in the study of Levantine pottery from the Iron and late Bronze Age. […]

  • Call for Papers: PAM 28

    The Editors of Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean are calling for papers for the 28th volume of the journal, which is to be published in 2019. It will include a thematic fascicle dedicatied to the subject of ancient lightning devices and related issues. The editors invite research articles on finds from a broadly understood Mediterranean […]

  • 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 […]

  • Conference “Stone Canvas”

    PCMA Research Centre in Cairo and Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) are co-organizing an international conference Stone canvas: towards a better integration of ‘rockart’ and ‘graffiti’ studies in Egypt and Sudan. Terminology, approaches, and research issues. It is scheduled to take place in Cairo on 10th–11th November 2019. The call for contributions is now open. […]

  • 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 […]

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: Recent ethnohistorical research on the site of Kwiha in Tigray

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: Recent ethnohistorical research on the archaeological site of Kwiha in Tigray, from the Gembela-Hypothesis to the history of the Be’algada – a Mekelle University project by Wolbert G.C. Smidt. Abstract: The archaeological site of Kwiha is known to scholars since the early 20th century, […]

  • JOB OFFER: three positions for assistants

    Three job positions for assistants are now available at the PCMA in two new labs: Bioarchaeological  and Advanced Documentation Methods.  We are looking for researchers willing to participate in the creation and activities of the PCMA new labs that are being created with special funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Two positions […]

  • Documenting Egypt’s Antiquities – Interview with Dr Hisham el-Leithy

    Dr Hisham el-Leithy serves as an Undersecretary of State for Documentation in the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt. His lecture at the University of Warsaw concerned the activities of his institution: „The activities of the Documentation Centre. The past, the present, and the future”. He also answered some questions regarding the Documentation Centre’s work in […]