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The Department of Egyptology is located in the main building of the Faculty of Oriental Studies (Budynek Porektorski) on the ground floor (room no. 15).

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History of Egyptology at the University of Warsaw

1934

Antoni Śmieszek receives the chair of the Egyptological Seminar founded at the Oriental Institute of the University of Warsaw. 1937 – 1939 Antoni Śmieszek is the head of the Oriental Institute.

1945

Prof. Ananiasz Zajączkowski becomes curator of the Egyptological Seminar. Egyptian is taught by prof. Kazimierz Michałowski

1950

Department of Ancient Near Eastern Philology is established; the Egyptological Seminar becomes a part thereof. 1951-1961 – Tadeusz Andrzejewski lectures at the Seminar

1955

The Egyptological Seminar becomes the Department of Egyptology (its succeeding curators are: K. Michałowski, R. Ranoszek, S. Strelcyn, J. Chmielewski and J. Bielawski). Prof. Albertyna Szczudłowska-Dembska, dr Elżbieta Dąbrowska-Smektała and dr Irena Himner (Pomorska) belong to the staff of the Department.

1968

Due to a restructuring that took place at the University, the Department of Egyptology loses its independent status.

1990

A new Department of Egyptology is established; among its members are prof. Krzysztof Winnicki (head of the Department in years 1996-2000), dr Katarzyna Urbaniak-Walczak, Ph.D. student Dariusz Niedziółka, librarian Iwona Bebrysz.

2003

Department of Egyptology becomes part of the Department of Assyriology and Hittitology.

2008

The Oriental Institute becomes the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

2009

Department of Assyriology and Hittitology becomes the Department of Ancient Near East.

2009

The Section of Egyptology becomes again Department of Egyptology