Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean — 16.2004(2005)

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CHHIM

LEBANON

CHHIM
EXPLORATIONS 2004
Tomasz Waliszewski, Ingrid Perisse

The ninth field season at Chhim, conducted jointly by the Direction Generale des Antiquites
and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of Warsaw University {PCM A), took
place between August 16 and October 1, 2004.1 Archaeological work was a continuation of
previous activities in the two sectors: temenos A (courtyard in front of the Roman temple) and
the towers in the northern part, north and northeast of said temple. The chief objectives
included completing the exploration of the temenos (new data on layout and chronology) and
furthering knowledge of the village plan and its development. Studies on the material were
also continued during the season.

1 The joint Poiish-Lebanese team was directed by Dr. Tomasz Waliszewski, assisted by Mr. Bahija Traboulsi and Mr. As'ad
Seif from the Direction Generale des Antiquites. The team comprised: Dr. Mahmoud El-Tayeb, archaeologist, in charge
of the work at Jiyeh and a regional survey; Dr. Ingrid Perisse, archaeologist, in charge of the work at Chhim; Ms Karolina
Cichocka, Ms Sophie Garreau, Mr. Pawei Tchorek and Mr. Jakub Prager, archaeologists; Ms Urszula Wicenciak and
Mr. Krzysztof Domzalski, ceramologists; Ms Beata Capik, registrar, Mr. Marcin Kisielewicz, metrologist; Mr. Marek
Puszkarski, documentalist; Dr. Krzysztof Chmielewski. Mrs. Izabela Uchman-Laskowska, art restorers. Students of
archaeology, art conservation and engineering from Warsaw and Poznan included Mr. Tomasz Gora, Mr. Karol Juch-
niewicz, Mr. Marcin Klebba, Ms Dorota Kolodziej, Ms Maria Kozarzewska, Ms Jolanta Krajewska, Mr. Wojciech Krol,
Mr. Karol Ochnio, Ms Florentyna Pozdniak, Ms Justyna Radzik, Ms Agnieszka Szulc, Ms Joanna Wapniarz, Ms Anna Za-
krzewska, Mr. Krzysztof Napiorkowski, Ms Malgorzata Zukowska, Ms Marta Banas, Ms Agnieszka Wielocha, Ms Jolanta
Gorniak.
The mission is greatly indebted to Mr. Frederic Husseini, Director General of Antiquities, for his as always generous
interest in our work, and to Messrs Bahija Traboulsi and As'ad Seif of the DGA for their effectiveness in dealing with
the day-to-day operations, including hiring an extra complement of excavation workers.

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