RC in Cairo News

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: Recent Discoveries at Qubbet el-Hawa

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: Recent Discoveries at Qubbet el-Hawa by Prof. Martin Bommas, Director of the Museum of Ancient Cultures and Director of the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Abstract: In 2016, the Qubbet el-Hawa Research Project started at a site below the upper […]

  • Cytadela i teren przylegający z meczetem, który przed 1316 r. był salą tronową (fot. S. Lenarczyk)

    Start of fieldwork for the ERC grant “UMMA” project

    The first excavation season of the project “UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city” has just begun. It is founded by a European Research Council Starting Grant awarded to Dr Artur Obłuski from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW). It involves a 5-year program […]

  • Announcement: Leader of PCMA UW archaeological project in Ethiopia

    In connection with the establishing of a cooperation between the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, and the University of Mekelle (Ethiopia), we are seeking a highly motivated individual wishing to start research in Ethiopia as a leader of a PCMA UW project in the archeology of Ethiopia (from the Axum period to […]

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: The Power of the Apostles in Egypt and Nubia

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: “The Power of the Apostles in Egypt and Nubia. New Comments on Mediaeval Wall Paintings” by Magdalena Łaptaś (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw). Abstract: The twelve Apostles were chosen by Christ as his disciples. The number twelve had special meaning as, after the […]

  • PCMA–IFAO fellowship in Cairo

    The Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA) invite applications for a 16-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1 March 2019 until 30 June 2020. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa (Egypt and/or Nubia), […]

  • Annual Archaeobotany in Egypt Meeting

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo and Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) are co-organizing the second scientific meeting on archaeobotanical research in Egypt. The meeting will gather archaeobotanists and specialists in similar disciplines who work in Egypt. They will convene in the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo on 26th September 2018. The program includes presentations […]

  • Call for Papers: Annual Archaeobotany in Egypt Meeting

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Centre in Cairo (PCMA-RC) and Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) are organising the second annual meeting of archaeobotanists working in Egypt, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 26 and Thursday, 27 September 2018. Archaeobotanists and specialists in related disciplines are invited to present their ongoing research. For the […]

  • Lecture: Feasts Fit for Pharaohs

    An open lecture “Feasts Fit for Pharaohs: Food and Drink in Ancient Egypt”  by Prof. Salima Ikram, Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo  will be held on the occasion of “The International Conference on Food and Drink in Egypt and Sudan Throughout History”, focusing on the continuity and innovations that have […]

  • Conference on approaches to studying food and drink in past societies

    The Institut français d’archéologie orientale and Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Center in Cairo are organizing 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. Whether political, religious, cultural or environmental, drastic transformations have often left their […]

  • Gift for the PCMA RC Cairo book collection

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Eng. Samir Abadir, who gave his collection of maps of the Nile Valley to our book collection. As he joined the list of the donors, a plate with his name was put on the wall at the entrance to the reading room. About the book collection

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: House H1 in Marea

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture “House H1 and the History of Marea on Lake Mareotis” by Dr. Dagmara Wielgosz-Rondolino and Dr. Mariusz Gwiazda. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo, 11, Mahallah St., Heliopolis.  Abstract The Institute of […]

  • 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 […]