Discoveries of archaeologists from the University of Warsaw on the portal “Virtual Nubia”


Archaeologists from the Center of Mediterranean Archeology of the University of Warsaw (CAŚ UW) digitally reconstructed buildings in medieval Nubia, Sudan, which can now be visited without leaving home on the “Virtual Nubia” portal.

Polish scientists have extensive experience in research on medieval Nubia. Prof. Kazimierz Michałowski established an entire field of science called nubiology. The first works were carried out in the famous cathedral in Faras, the paintings are in the collections of national museums in Khartoum and Warsaw. Since then, Poles have made numerous discoveries related to the Christian culture of medieval Africa: in Dongola, Banganarti or Ghazali, which is located in northern Sudan, approx. 20 km from the modern town of Karima.

The research of the CAŚ UW expedition includes a medieval monastery (7th – 13th century), the remains of a small settlement, cemeteries and iron production workshops. The former appearance of the monastery was illustrated thanks to the joint work of archaeologists, architects and graphic designers.

The result of the work are 3D models of the monastery in Ghazali available at:

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