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Professor Barbara Kaim

University of Warsaw
Faculty of Archaeology
Head of the Polish Archaeological Mission in Iran and Central Asia

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Fields of interest

  • Archaeology of Iran and Central Asia

Trenches supervised at Gurukly Depe

  • 12 I
  • 11 I
  • 11 H
  • 11 G

Seasons of research at Gurukly Depe

  • 2010 – 2011 – 2012 – 2013 – 2014 – 2015

Supervision of excavations at other archaeological sites

  • Tang-e Bulaghi, Iran
  • Khone-ye Div, Iran
  • Mele Hairam, Turkmenistan


  • with: Nazrij Buławka, The Sixth Season of Excavations at Gurukly Depe, Southern Turkmenistan, 2015, Światowit XIII-XIV (LIV-LV)A/B, 2018, pp. 393-398, PDF.
  • The Fifth Season of Excavations at Gurukly Depe, Southern Turkmenistan, 2014, Światowit XII (LIII)/A, 2015, pp. 263-267, PDF.
  • The Fourth Season of Excavations at Gurukly Depe, Southern Turkmenistan, 2013, Światowit XI (LII)/A, 2014, pp. 241-246, PDF.
  • The Third Season of Excavations at Gurukly Depe, Southern Turkmenistan, 2012, Światowit X (LI)/A, 2013, pp. 203-207, PDF.
  • Serakhs oasis at the crossroads of communication routes, Parthica, 2012, pp. 149-160.
  • The Second Season of Excavations at Gurukly Depe, Southern Turkmenistan, 2011, Światowit IX (L)/A, 2012, pp. 233-237, PDF.
  • Victorious fire at Mele Hairam, Historical and Cultural sites of Turkmenistan, Asgabat 2011, pp. 303-335.
  • Bone Reliefs from Fire Temple at Mele Hairam, South-West Turkmenistan, Iranica Antiqua 45, 2010, pp. 321–335.
  • The First Season of Excavations at Gurukly Depe, Southern Turkmenistan, 2010, Światowit VIII (XLIX)/A, 2011, pp. 207-208, PDF.
  • with: Hassan Hashemi, Khone-ye Div. Preliminary Report on the first season of Irano-Polish excavation, Polish Archaeology in the Mediteranean, XIX, 2010, pp. 603-611.
  • The Temples of Estakhr, Bāstānpazhuhi, vol. 3, No. 5, 2008 (2009), pp. 6-9.
  • Polish Archaeologists in Iran. A Brief History of the Short but Fruitful Presence, in: Poland and Persia. Pages from the history of Polish-Persian relations, Teheran 2009, pp. 48-55.
  • Investiture or mithra. Towards a new interpretation of so called investiture scenes in Parthian and Sasanian Art, Iranica Antiqua 44, 2009, pp. 403-415.
  • with: Ali Asadi, The Achaemenid building at site 64 in Tang-e Bulaghi, Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology 3, 2009, PDF, 20 p.
  • Najstarsze zoroastryjskie świątynie ognia, Blisko i daleko. Księga Jubileuszowa Instytutu Archeologii UW, Warszawa 2009, pp. 139-145.
  • The Parthian settlements in the Serakhs oasis, Parthica, 2008, pp. 129-136.
  • Où adorer les dieux?, Dossier d’Archéologie 371, 2007, pp. 66-71.
  • Irano-polish excavation at the Site 64 in Tang-i Bulaghi, in: The Ninth Annual Symposium on Iranian Archaeology, Iranian National Museum, 9-12 December 2007, Teheran 2007, pp. 43-64.
  • Ancient Fire Temples in the light of the discovery at Mele Hairam, Iranica Aniqua 2004, 39, pp. 323-338.