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Unique wall paintings discovered in Old Dongola
Old Dongola is an archeological site in Sudan. It is located at the site of Tungul, the capital of Makuria, one of the most prominent medieval African states. The team of researchers led by Prof. Artur Obłuski from the PCMA UW discovered unique wall paintings of saints and King David, one of the last rulers of Christian Makuria. The project is carried out under a European Research Council grant.
Renovation of the oldest mosque in Sudan
The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology (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 of Sudan.
Discovery of crocodile remains in the ancient Egyptian tombs
The expedition from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archeology discovered nine cloth-wrapped crocodile heads in mortuary complexes in the Theban Necropolis. It is the first of its kind discovery of reptiles’ remains within the tombs of people. The research work is conducted under the Polish Archeological Expedition to North Assasif “Asasif Project”.
Establishment of PCMA UW Research Centre in Cyprus
The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw will set up a research centre in Paphos, Cyprus, where the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw expeditions have been working for over half a century. It will be the third foreign research post of the centre.
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.
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.
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