• Soba 2023: Workshops, lessons and ethnographic research

    The PCMA UW expedition in Soba (Sudan) has recently completed the latest season of fieldwork. Researchers led hands-on training for young professionals in archaeology from Sudanese universities, workshops for experienced researchers from Sudanese institutions, activities in local elementary schools, and research on the role of women in the transmission of histories and customs. Soba is […]

  • Hieroglyphs discovered in Old Dongola, Sudan

    During the current excavation season in Old Dongola (Sudan), an expedition of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, headed by Dr. Artur Obłuski, came across an unexpected find: architectural elements from a Pharaonic temple. Dr. Obluski’s expedition research focuses on the period when Old Dongola came under the rule of the Muslim […]

  • ALIPH Foundation funds new PCMA UW project to revitalize the oldest mosque in Sudan

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) is launching a new cultural heritage protection project “Baraka: Revitalization of the Oldest Preserved Mosque at Old Dongola” funded by the International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH). The Old Dongola mosque is the oldest preserved mosque in the Republic […]

  • The UW emergency initiatives for Ukraine

    Many actions have been organized at the University of Warsaw in aid of refugees from Ukraine. They include collections of, among others, food and basic necessities. Free legal aid is also available. Students, doctoral candidates and employees of the University of Warsaw join actions to help the Ukrainian community. This support is provided both to […]

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    Archaeo-Oriental Studies Webinar: “Power, Space and Culture”

    The Archaeo-Oriental Studies Research Group at the University of Warsaw organizes a webinar on the theme of “Power, Space, Culture”. The full day of presentations will end with a round-table discussion. The webinar’s program includes an international line-up of speakers. They will discuss cases from Africa and the Near East. The webinar will take place […]

  • Opening at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari and the Tomb of Meru in North Asasif

    Tourists can now visit more monuments investigated and restored by PCMA UW expedition in Egypt: the Northern and Southern Room of Amun on the Upper Terrace of the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari and the Tomb of Meru at the necropolis of North Asasif. The Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari (Western Thebes) served […]

  • Second ERC grant for Artur Obłuski and the PCMA UW

    The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant to Dr. Artur Obłuski’s project “Afropolis Tungul: Urban biography of a cosmopolitan African capital”. The project will be based at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. PCMA UW is also home to Dr. Obłuski’s first ERC grant, an ERC Starting Grant awarded […]

  • Lecture on non-invasive research in archaeology by Prof. Martina Seifert

    Prof. Martina Seifert will present an open lecture “Cities and Harbours. Non-invasive research in Archaeology at the University of Hamburg”. Abstract: “Since 2012, the University of Hamburg has a teaching and research focus in the field of non-invasive fieldwork and prospecting. In recent years, a digital research environment has been increasingly developed for these projects. […]

  • Roof completed over the Church of Archangel Raphael in Old Dongola

    Working at an archaeological site not only includes excavations but also preserving its heritage. This is especially important at sites with noteworthy artwork, such as Old Dongola in Sudan, where there are several sacred buildings with preserved wall paintings. In December 2022, a replacement roof over the 9th-century Church of Archangel Raphael was completed there […]

  • Job offer: post-doc in the AFRIPAL project

    The Director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw announces a competition for the position of an adjunct (post-doc) in the project “(Reading) African Palimpsest. The dynamics of urban and rural communities of Numidian and Roman Mustis (AFRIPAL)”, NCN nr 2020/37/B/HS3/00348-OPUS 19. A postdoctoral researcher specialising in the study of Roman urbanism […]

  • Karol Piasecki (1952–2023)

    With the passing of Prof. Karol Piasecki, the archaeological community has lost an outstanding personality and a versatile scholar working in physical and historical anthropology and American studies, but also a skilled ornithologist and local guide. Piasecki graduated from the Department of Biology at the University of Warsaw but his doctoral dissertation was already devoted […]

  • Limes Congress 2024: Call for sessions

    The website for the 26th International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies has been launched with a Call for Sessions for the event which will be held in 2024 in Batumi (Georgia). The Congress is co-organized by the University of Warsaw’s Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and Faculty of Archaeology together with the Cultural Heritage Protection […]