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We regret to inform you about the death of Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski, professor of classical archeology, for many years the head of the Polish archaeological mission in Nea Paphos, Cyprus.
Professor Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski started working at the Mediterranean Archeology Station of the University of Warsaw in 1966, taking part in excavations conducted by the Station in Tell Atrib, Alexandria, and Deir el-Bahari in Egypt. In 1971-73, on behalf of UNESCO, he organized archaeological missions from many countries at sites in Carthage and Tunis. In 1976-79 he received a Humboldt scholarship. In 1967 he was appointed by prof. Kazimierz Michałowski, scientific secretary of the Mediterranean Archeology Station of the University of Warsaw in Cairo. He performed this function with breaks until December 1980.
After the death of prof. Michałowski returned to Poland to take the position of director of the Mediterranean Archeology Station of the University of Warsaw and vice-director of the National Museum in Warsaw. He was dismissed from the latter post during the martial law period, and he was the director of the Station and then the Center of Mediterranean Archeology of the University of Warsaw until 1989. In 1987-2001 he lectured at the Institute of Classical Archeology at the University of Trier. For many years he led Polish archaeological missions in Nea Paphos in Cyprus and in Marina el-Alamein in Egypt.