• 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 […]

  • PCMA Seminar: Naqlun 1986–2016

    A one-day workshop will present the results of 30 years of research in the monastery in Naqlun on the outskirts of the Fayum Oasis in Egypt. The themes of the presentations will cover various aspects of the mission’s work – from archaeology, through anthropology and epigraphy, to conservation of the discovered structures and artifacts. The […]

  • The Lion of Palmyra is PCMA new logo

    The lion is widely recognized as a symbol of strength and dignity, and this aspect of its meaning remains similar throughout the whole area of PCMA activities, regardless of the culture and period in question. It is therefore well-suited to stand for an institution with a scope of work covering parts of three continents and […]

  • Anniversary exhibitions: Egyptian–Polish diplomatic relations and 80 years of Polish archaeological research in Egypt

    We have the pleasure of inviting to three exhibitions related to this year’s jubilees associated with Polish–Egyptian cooperation. The events are co-organized by the Department of the Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw), the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, the University of Warsaw Museum and the Herhor […]