• Database of Levantine marble artifacts available online

    A database of marble objects from the Levant region has been completed as part of the project “Marmora Bizantina: Identification of the origin of marbles and their use in secular and sacred spaces in the southern Levant during the Early Byzantine period (4th–7th centuries AD).” The project’s principal investigator is Dr. Mariusz Gwiazda from the […]

  • CRAC grant for analysis of metal objects from Alexandria

    The University of Warsaw’s Center for Research on Ancient Civilizations (CRAC) has awarded its Small Grants XII. Among the winning projects is one submitted by Prof. Grzegorz Majcherek the PCMA UW. The project aims to develop the current conclusions about the economy and trade relations of ancient Alexandria by gathering additional data to determine the […]

  • Mahmoud El-Tayeb, (1957–2024)

    Professor El-Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tayeb was an archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of Sudan, with a particular focus on the Meroitic period (300 BC–350 AD) and the Makurian period (600–1400 AD). He was born in Gedaref, Sudan, and came to Poland in 1975 on a scholarship from the International Union of Students to begin his master’s […]

  • Two PCMA UW researchers named as outstanding young scientists

    Dr. Agata Deptuła and Dr. Emilia Smagur from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw have been awarded scholarships in the Minister of Science’s competition for outstanding young scientists. In this year’s edition of the competition, the Minister of Science awarded scholarships to 228 outstanding young scientists, representing 53 scientific and artistic disciplines. […]

  • PCMA Seminar in the ‘Pot Talks’ series : “A guide to Phoenician pottery in the Mediterranean”

    During the upcoming PCMA seminar series “Pot Talks – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Ceramics from Africa and Beyond,” Dr. Francisco J. Núñez will present his research on Phoenician ceramics from the Mediterranean.  Abstract: The Phoenician pottery represents one of the most fascinating cultural phenomena of Antiquity. Rooted in ancient Levantine traditions, Phoenician pottery spread across […]

  • Mentoring program: lecture on organic residue analysis by Dr. Maria Roumpou

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw will host Dr. Maria Roumpou from the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), who is a specialist in the use of archaeometry and scientific research methods in archaeological material remains’ analysis. Her visit to the University of Warsaw is part of the Excellence Initiative–Research University “Mentoring Programme” […]

  • ARCE grant for the conservation of wall paintings in Naqlun (Egypt)

    The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) awarded an Antiquities Endowment Fund grant for the project “Under the wings of an Archangel: Conservation work of wall paintings in the Church of the Archangel Gabriel in Naqlun”. The ARCE Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) Grants Program will fund the project for one year. The principal investigator is Dr. […]

  • Mahmoud El-Tayeb (1957–2024)

    With unspoken sadness, we share the news that Prof. Mahmoud El-Tayeb, our dear Friend, Colleague, and exceptional Person, passed away on June 12th. We still cannot bring ourselves to speak of Him in the past tense… We extend our heartfelt condolences to his Family and Loved Ones. The funeral will be held on Friday, June […]

  • “Poles on the Nile”: guest lecture by Dr. Julie Anderson

    During this year’s conference “Poles on the Nile”, Dr. Julie Anderson (Department of Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum) will present: “Excavating Dangeil, Sudan: From shapeless mounds to Meroitic shrines” as part of a guest lecture. Abstract: Recent excavations at Dangeil, Sudan, just upstream of the 5th Nile cataract, have focused on a 1st century AD […]

  • National Science Center grant OPUS 25 for research on domestic life in Berenike

    Dr. Emilia Smagur was awarded an Opus 25 grant for her project “Inhabiting post-Roman Egyptian port: the households of Berenike”. It was enabled by additional financing received by the National Science Centre. Dr Smagur’s project aims to explore the domestic life in the post-Roman (4th-6th centuries CE) Eastern Desert port through a multidisciplinary study of […]