• Exhibition: The vizier’s house of eternity. The tomb of Merefnebef and its discoverer

    We have the pleasure to invite you to an exhibition presenting one of the most important discoveries made by the mission of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW in Saqqara (Egypt), organized by PCMA UW in cooperation with the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw and the Polish-Egyptian Archaeological Mission Saqqara. Thirty years have passed […]

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: The female figurines

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: „The female figurines in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo”, by Marwa Abdel Razek (The Egyptian Museum in Cairo), a Doctorate Candidate in the Faculty of Archaeology of Cairo University. Abstract: From the Early Dynastic Period female figurines appeared with body details. As a result of that, the figurines […]

  • New agreement for cooperation with Kuwait

    An agreement for archaeological cooperation has been signed between the National Council of Culture Arts and Letters of the State of Kuwait and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. For the next five years the Kuwaiti–Polish Archaeological Mission will work on several projects in Northern Kuwait and Failaka Island. The Kuwaiti–Polish Archaeological […]

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: Monks and Plants

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: Monks and Plants: An Archaeobotanical Study of Monastic Egypt, by Dr Mennat-Allah El Dorry, PCMA–IFAO postdoctoral fellow. Plants are at the heart of daily activities in the pre-plastic world. The study of archaeobotanical plant remains provides an insight into agricultural practices, trade of plant-based […]

  • Fresh from the printing press: Bahra 1. Excavations in 2014 and 2015

    The PCMA mission in Kuwait has just received copies of their latest publication “Bahra 1. Excavations in 2014 and 2015. Preliminary Report on the Sixth and Seventh Seasons of Kuwaiti–Polish Archaeological Investigations”. It is the second report on results of research at that Chalcolithic-period settlement in Northern Kuwait prepared by the Kuwaiti–Polish Archaeological Mission. The […]

  • Call for Papers for conference: Conference on Approaches to Studying Food and Drink in Egypt and Sudan

    The Institut français d’archéologie orientale and Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Research Centre in Cairo are organising an international conference on food and drink in Egypt and Sudan throughout history, focusing on the continuity and innovations that have occurred at times of change. It will be held in Cairo, on March 21–23, […]

  • Workshop: Monasticism in the Nile Valley

    The focus of the workshop will be on the results of projects involving Polish researchers: Monks and monastic communities in the Eastern Mediterranean (4th–8th century), headed by Prof. Ewa Wipszycka, and Nubian monasticism. Religious institutions on the peripheries of the Byzantine World headed by Dr. Artur Obłuski, both funded by the National Science Centre, Poland. […]

  • 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 Lion of Palmyra at UNESCO session in Kraków

    The exhibition had been presented this spring at the main UNESCO seat in Paris . It highlights, among others, the role of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology in the study and conservation of endangered sites and monuments. The lion of Palmyra is prominent among them, and – due to its association with the PCMA […]

  • Workshop “Arabian Red Sea Route”

    The workshop will be held at the University of Warsaw on 3 July. It aims at providing an opportunity to exchange ideas on the ancient trade in the region in order to integrate Northern Arabia and its harbours into the network. The workshop has been instigated by the PCMA Aynuna Project directed by Prof. Michał […]

  • Conference Red Sea 8: incense, beads and Indian steel

    During the 4-day long event, presentations will be grouped in thematic sessions related to the circulation of natural resources, Indian steel (including a live metalurgic experiment), jewlery from the western Indian Ocean basin and ancient trade in incense and frankincense. The opening lecture by Dr. Eivind Heldas Seland (Bergen University) will be an overview of […]

  • Smelting Indian steel – an archaeological experiment

    An attempt at reconstructing the process of smelting ancient Indian steel will be made during an experiment at the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw. It will be held as part of the metallurgic panel during the Red Sea 8 conference  organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The panel will take […]