Discovery of oldest representation of a water wheel on a Roman mosaic from Apamea
Recent studies conducted by researchers from the Faculty of Archeology at the University of Warsaw contributed to a discovery of particular importance. On the famous figural mosaic, a huge hydraulic wheel was discerned. According to Prof. Marek T. Olszewski, it is currently known as the oldest representation of a noria.
The Denouement of the Enigma of the Roman Mosaic from the House of Aion in Paphos
After years of research conducted by Prof. Marek T. Olszewski from the UW Faculty of Archaeology, the iconographic program of the famous mosaic from the reception room of the Roman House of Aion in Paphos (Cyprus) has been resolved. The interpretation of the Polish researcher was accepted by scholars of Roman iconography as adequate and precise.
Virtual Nubia: Digital reconstructions of medieval monasteries in Sudan
How did medieval monasteries in Nubia look? Now it is possible to find it out. Archaeologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw have digitally reconstructed buildings that can now be visited without leaving home.
Visit of the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt to UW
On 2nd September, the Egyptian delegation met with the representatives of the University of Warsaw, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the Polish archaeological community working in Egypt. The involvement of Polish researchers in the studies on Egyptian archaeology and history was the main topic of the meeting.
First results of research in Soba, capital city of the Medieval Kingdom of Alwa
The first season of archaeological fieldwork in the medieval city of Soba near Khartoum (Sudan) came to a close. A team of researchers from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of the Sciences (IAE PAS) documented hitherto unknown districts of the capital city.
Polish archaeologists to train tourist guides in Sudan
At Old Dongola, Sudan, Polish specialists are supporting local communities to opportunity as part of partnership building between the scholarly community and local inhabitants. The capital city of the Kingdom of Makuria, excavated by Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA UW) teams for over 50 years, also has great tourist potential that is waiting to be discovered.
“60 Years of the Research Centre in Cairo”– exhibition
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Research Centre of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology establishment. On 1st December, in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in Cairo, there was an opening of the exhibition displaying the most significant achievements of Polish archaeological missions. The exhibition will be open until 15th December.
New discoveries of sundials on Roman mosaics
Recent research done by Prof. Marek T. Olszewski from the UW Institute of Archaeology was related with the analysis of figural mosaics from the Roman Empire. As a result, the scientist discovered unidentified representations of sundials, shown in a specific perspective.
The stolen mosaic from Apamea has been proven to be of historical value inestimable
Archaeologists from the University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums of Syria, determined the foundation date of the city of Apamea, one of the most important ancient urban centers.
New discoveries of UW archaeologists in Kuwait
The Kuwaiti-Polish Archaeological Mission headed by Prof. Piotr Bieliński from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of UW discovered at the Bahra 1 site in Kuwait a structure that may be interpreted as a cultic building from the 6th millennium BC.
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