The Centre for the Research on Egyptian Temple (CRET) inaugurated its activity in December 2016, in result of a reorganisation approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, with Jadwiga Iwaszczuk as its director. The CRET is structurally subordinated to the Department of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Cultures, directed by Ewa Laskowska-Kusztal. The foundation of the CRET was inspired by the fact that a team of six scholars, whose research interests are concentrated on one of the most important problems of Egyptian archaeology in Poland, namely temple architecture, were already employed in the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Science. Such a numerous team of scholars concentrated on the question of the ancient Egyptian temples is unique as far as archaeology in Poland and international Egyptological community are concerned.
One of the main tasks of the CRET is to form a young generation of scholars. Its aim is also to intensify scholarly discussions on various aspects of Egyptian temples in co-operation with other institutions.
Our research focuses in particular on:
- compiling the results of research on temples of the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods,
- we maintain two databases: hatshepsut.iksiopan.pl and rite.iksiopan.pl.
CRET also runs regular seminars on Egyptian temples and invites foreign guests with lectures.More
The Ministry of Education and Science, as part of the Social Responsibility of Science II competition, has awarded funding for the project ‘Egyptological database hatshepsut.iksiopan.pl – continuation’. Created in 2013 in English, the Egyptological website and database hatshepsut.iksiopan.pl fits perfectly with the postulate of internationalising science and popularising it. It was created as a tool […]
The Ministry of Education and Science, as part of the Excellent Science II competition, has awarded funding for the publication ‘The Southern Room of Amun in the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Part 2. Studies on Decoration and Ritual Function” by Dr Katarzyna Kapiec. The aim of the publication is to disseminate the results […]
The Ministry of Education and Science, as part of the Excellent Science II competition, awarded funding for the publication entitled “Beautiful Feast of Djeser-Djeseru. Part 1. North wing of the east wall of the Upper Courtyard of the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari” by Dr Jadwiga Iwaszczuk. The project involves the preparation for publication […]
Filip Taterka granted with a scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the outstanding young scientists and scholars. The member of the Institute, Filip Taterka, has been awarded in the 12th edition of the prestigious scholarship granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the outstanding young scientists and scholars!!! […]