Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures – program



9:00   Opening of the conference

Prof. Elżbieta Trocka-Leszczyńska, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology

Prof. Marta Kudelska, Director of the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations, Jagiellonian University

Dr. Jerzy Ilkosz, Director of the Museum of Architecture

9:15   Wiktor A. Daszewski: Introduction


9:30 – 11:10      First Session

9:30 – 9:50       Patrizio Pensabene, Eleonora Gasparini: Houses, opera sectilia and architectural orders: some reflections on the society of Cyrenaica and Egypt during the imperial period.

9:50 – 10:10      Michał Gawlikowski: Housing in Roman Palmyra.

10:10 – 10:30    Grzegorz Majcherek: Revival or survival? Architectural design in post-classical Alexandria.

10:30 – 10:50    Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner, Rafał Czerner: Marina El-Alamein, Greco-Roman Town in Egypt.

10:50 – 11:10    Discussion


11:10 – 11:30    Coffee break


11:30 – 13:10    Second session

11:30 – 11:50    Alessandro Roccati: Salmeschoiniaka.

11:50 – 12:10    Carla Sfameni: Attitudes toward mythological statues at the crossroads of cultures and religions in Late Antiquity: Alexandria and beyond.

12:10 – 12:30    Jerzy Żelazowski: Some aspects of urban space at Ptolemais in Cyrenaica.

12:30 – 12:50    Monika Rekowska: Ptolemais and Apollonia – some remarks about the planning and functioning of two port cities in Cyrenaica.

12:50 – 13:10    Discussion


13:10 – 14:40    Lunch break

14:40 – 16:20    Third session

14:40 – 15:00    Iwona Zych: From a Hellenistic fort to a Roman trade emporium: the topography of Berenike on the Red Sea.

15:00 – 15:20    Mohamed Kenawi, Giorgia Marchiori, Cristina Mondin: The Italian Archaeological mission in Beheira: Kom al-Ahmer and Kom Wasit project.

15:20 – 15:40    Paola Buzi, Enrico Giorgi, Ilaria Rossetti: Reshaping a Ptolemaic urban settlement: Bakchias in Roman time.

15:40 – 16:00    Marek Barański: Hermopolis Magna on the crossroad of cultures.

16:00 – 16:20    Discussion


16:20 – 16:40    Coffee break


16:40 – 18:20    Fourth session

16:40 – 17:00    Heba Abd el Gawad: Surveying homes and digging police archives: Ptolemaïs-Hermiou as an uncommon guide for the documentation and archaeological surveying of a Greco-Roman city.

17:00 – 17:20    Emanuele M. Ciampini: The architecture of Meroitic Napata: some observations on the multi-cultural patterns in the Palace of Natakamani.

17:20 – 17:40    Krzysztof Babraj, Janusz P. Kogut: The development of the ancient Marea in the light of archaeological excavations.

17:40 – 18:00    Jacek Kościuk, Anna Kubicka: Application of analytical methods in analyzing of architecture and urbanism of Mediterranean cities.

18:00 – 18:20    Discussion



9:00 – 10:40      First session

9:00 – 9:20       Andrzej B. Biernacki: Architecture and Interior of New Early Christian Basilica in Chersonesos of Taurica.

9:20 – 9:40       Elena Klenina: Roman thermae of Chersoensos in Taurica.

9:40 – 10:00      Andrzej Wypustek: Public Latrines between Greece and Rome – Status Quaestionis and Research Perspectives.

10:00 – 10:20    Maciej Czapski: Architecture of the Roman baths in ancient cities of North Africa: Tiddis, Timgad, Tipasa. Actual state of preservation.

10:20 – 10:40    Discussion


10:40 – 11:00    Coffee break


11:00 – 13:00    Second Session

11:00 – 11:20    Aleksandra Brzozowska: Reconstruction of the West Courtyard from “Hellenistic House” in Nea Paphos, Cyprus.

11:20 – 11:40    Iwona Zych: Marina el-Alamein: remarks on the architecture contribution of the archaeological part of the American site presentation project.

11:40 – 12:00    Tomasz Waliszewski, Michał Dzik, Mariusz Gwiazda: Domestic architecture in rural Phoenicia – Between Roman and Byzantine Jiyeh (Porphyreon) and Chhim.

12:00 – 12:20    Dagmara Wielgosz, Mariusz Gwiazda: Changing use of space in a 6th-8th century mansion in Marea.

12:20 – 12:40    Jacek Kościuk: Typological studies of shops and workshops of early mediaeval settlement of Abu Mina.

12:40 – 13:00   Discussion


13:00 – 14:30    Lunch break


14:30 – 16:30    Third session

14:30 – 14:50    Andrzej Mrozek: Jesus in the New Testament and the Greco-Roman Cities in Palestine – the Sociological and Biblical Approach.

14:50 – 15:10    Ilona Skupińska-Lovset: Bethsaida/Julias. The early Roman town on Lake Gennesaritis.

15:10 – 15:30    Adam Łukaszewicz: Greek cities in visitors’ inscriptions in the tomb of Memnon (Ramesses VI).

15:30 – 15:50    presentation of the paper of prof. Jerzy Rozpędowski: Ancient Theatre in Tauric Chersonesos.

15:50 – 16:10    Agata Kubala: Greek and South Italian Architectural Elements in the Collection of the University Museum at Wrocław.

16:10 – 16:30    Discussion


16:30 – 16:50    Coffee break

16:50 – 19:25    Fourth session

16:50 – 17:10    Teresa Dziedzic, Mariusz Caban: Restoration of the sculpture of the Queen Hatshepsut as Osiris in the Lower Portico in the Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Bahari.

17:10 – 17:30    Agnieszka Dzwonek: Pottery from the Early Roman rubbish dumps in the Berenike harbour.

17:30 – 17:50    Johanna Sigl: Times of exchange – Greco-Roman influences on the cuisine of the inhabitants of Syene, modern Aswan.

17:50 – 18:10    Elvira D’Amicone, Margherita Micheletti Cremasco, Melchiorre Masali, Luigi Vigna: “Man measure of all things” in ancient Egypt before and after the Ptolomies: experiences in architecture and sculptors’ models.

18:10 – 18:30    Discussion

18:30    Closing of the Conference

19:00  Reception (Museum of Architecture)



Lana Burkadze: Architectural review of Gonio-Asparus

Marlena Koczorowska: Conservation and Restoration of Polychromy in the Polish-Egyptian Mission Marina el-Alamein.

Oscar Kubrak: The Diversity of Performances in Theaters Located in the Greco-Roman Cities. The Architecture of the Theatre in Tauric Chersonesus and Similar Performing Objects.

Małgorzata Mrozek-Wysocka: The stones of Marina (Egypt): their use and provenance.

Niccolò Mugnai: Egyptianizing motifs and Alexandrian influences on some elements of architectural decoration from Mauretania Tingitana (Morocco).

Wojciech Osiak: Conservation and Restoration of Architectural and Sculptured Elements in the Polish-Egyptian Mission Marina el-Alamein.

Anna Południkiewicz: A cup of wine in Ptolemaic Athribis

Piotr Zambrzycki: Marina El-Alamein. Architectural Decoration – the Technique of Execution.

The venue:

The Conference will be held at the Museum of Architecture in Wrocław,

ul. Bernardyńska 5, 50-156 Wrocław.

The conference organizers:

Department of History of Architecture, Art and Technology

(Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology),

Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology (University of Warsaw)

Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations (Jagiellonian University)

InterAcademy Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art