Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum

  • Khartoum Unit news

    • Workshop on pottery from the Bayuda desert

      An international workshop on the pottery from the Bayuda desert in Sudan will take place in Gdańsk this July. The event is organized by the Gdańsk Archaeological Museum, the Heritage Protection Fund and the PCMA Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum.  The three-day workshop will focus on presentations of actual ceramic materials and discussions of their chronology, […]

    • PCMA welcomes ERC grant team

      The PCMA welcomes new staff members – the team of dr Artur Obłuski’s ERC grant „UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city”. The team began work this June with a series of workshops focused on developing a documentation system for the new project. The project’s site recording system will […]

  • Research in Sudan

    The history of Polish archaeological research in Sudan goes back to the 1960s, to the UNESCO-coordinated effort to save monuments endangered by the building of the Aswan Dam. It was than that Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski discovered the renowned Faras cathedral. The Polish mission transferred its wall paintings to museums in Khartoum and Warsaw, saving them from flooding by Nile waters. Nowadays, about 100 Polish scholars and students work in Sudan each year. Within several projects, they study sites from different periods, working also on the conservation and presentation of the excavated monuments.