A memorial for Abbot Maqari of Deir al-Surian – wykład

imageDear Friends and Colleagues,

on behalf of dr Artur Obłuski, director of the Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw

I would like to invite you to an upcoming lecture from the lecture series ‚Polish Archaeology in Mediterranean’ (PolAr):

Dr Karel Innemée

A memorial for Abbot Maqari of Deir al-Surian   

which will be held at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, 6th of December 2016

at the Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis




During recent work in the church of the Holy Virgin in Deir al-Surian a new discovery has been made of mural paintings that form a funerary monument for one of the abbots, Maqari, from the town of Tiqrit. The style, iconography and exact dating of these paintings add an interesting paragraph to the history of Christian painting in Egypt.


Karel Innemée studied History of Art, Archaeology and Egyptology at Leiden University, where he was an assistant professor. He was a visiting professor for Coptic Studies at AUC and currently he is research fellow at the University of Amsterdam. He is co-director of the project The Paintings of Deir al-Surian, which is an official Dutch-Polish cooperation project since 2016.

The Research Center is located next to Al-Ahram metro station (the last station of the 3rd line – approx. 20 min of comfortable ride from the Attaba station). Please see attached map for directions.

Marianna Chlebowska

Research Centre in Cairo

Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW

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