Structure and Organization

The researches at Akrai are carried out since 2009 by the University of Warsaw, Poland in cooperation with Parco Archeologico di Eloro e della Villa del Tellaro e delle Aree Archeologiche di Noto e dei Comuni Limitrofi, Italy. It is international, Italian-Polish project.

Since 2011 the project is lead by the University of Warsaw, Poland and Soprintendenza dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali di Siracusa.

Since 2016 the University of Warsaw cooperate with Polo Regionale di Siracusa per i siti e musei archeologici Museo Paolo Orsi.

The studies and fieldworks are whole year, besides excavations and laboratory work, the research in different disciplines is taken.

This team, which explores the ancient town in Akrai, includes experts for archaeology, biology, physics, geology, botany and osteology, remote detection, geophysics, conservation as well as photography and drawings.

 The team. Fot. Rekowska M.







The excavations in 2011 - 2012 have been possible thanks to the grant of National Science Centre (N N109 104940), as well as grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (SPUB 2015), both directed by Dr Roksana Chowaniec.

This road invite you to discover the ancient Akrai through this website. Fot. Buszke M.










The new grant of National Science Centre, Roman house in Greek Akrai (Sicily) (2011/03/B/HS3/00567) has been accepted.

Current archeological research is possible thanks to the grant of Polish National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki), number UMO-2016/21/B/HS3/00026, titled: On the borders of Syracuse. Multidisciplinary studies of the ancient town Akrai/Acrae, south-eastern Sicily, Italy as well as funds from Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego) number 4815/E-343/SPUB/2016/2-1.


Also the American Numismatic Society ( is proud to sponsor the excavations of the site of Akrai, Sicily.


dr Roksana Chowaniec
assistant professor

Institute of Archaeology
University of Warsaw
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
PL 00-927 Warszawa
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