• About us

    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 activities

    Our most important activities include:

    • an advanced course of the ancient Egyptian language for the members of the CRET
    • cyclical seminars, open for public, dedicated to the methods of documentation of the ancient Egyptian temples as well as the lectures of the guests from abroad.

    Thanks to the financial support granted to us in result of the reorganisation we were able to hire two assistants starting from January 2017.



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