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  • Oct 29
  • Poland
  • Deviant for 11 years
Fancy Llama: Llamas are awesome! (1321)
Gold Coin: Someone thinks you're golden! (1)
Quartz: It's a big honor to be awarded a Quartz badge! (1)
Diamond: It's the highest of honors to be awarded an exclusive Diamond badge! (1)
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My Bio
The happiest time of my life was when I was doing my PhD in medieval archaeology in the UK. After I completed my research studying medieval Cyprus, I returned to Warsaw and started work as a curator of the medieval gallery in one of the museums in the city. Life is still good. Thank you for visiting my gallery - it is a pleasure to know that someone visits this little corner of the internet :)

Favourite Visual Artist
To be honest, I think my favourite artist is Akitku - she has a profile here on DA - please check out her wonderful comic and watercolours!
Favourite Books
Camille Enlart - Gothic art and Rennesaince in Cyprus, Denys Pringle - Churches of the Kingdom of Jerusalem vol. 1-4
Favourite Games
Medieval Total War II, baldurs Gate II, Vampire The masquerade Redemption,
Tools of the Trade
Other Interests
Medieval Archaeology, Byzantium, Crusades (both in the Levant and in the Baltic), Culture of frontier regions, Multiculturalism and religious diversity
How should I start? It has been a while since I wrote something personal. For two months, I was excavating in Egypt (it was a paid job, for a change), soon after my return to Warsaw in early November my father had a stroke and he is still in a hospital. To be honest, I struggle to write anything of value and I already missed several deadlines for academic articles which I was supposed to submit. I walk my dogs in Warsaw everyday and I feel very cold even though we barely have any snow right now. Instead of work, I start thinking about Ukraine, how terrifyingly cold it must be for millions of people deprived from heating and electricity by Russian rocket strikes. Older people, children, sick – in freezing darkness, with snow outside their windows…. For many, this will be another month of childhood spent hiding in cellars – fuck this. That is why I started another fundraising campaign. Here is a link - I know my DA page is almost inactive but, if you see this
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I do not expect many people to read this since, sadly, I have not been very active in DA for the last two years. Still, if anyone happens to check this journal, please consider supporting my crowd-funding campaign to buy civilian drone for the defenders of Ukraine – here is a link. It is a Polish fund-rising which is absolutely legitimate and safe. To start an account there I had to sent scans of my ID documents so that the owners of the page can contact me. Here is a longer version of my plea, in case somebody has time and interest to read it! First, let me introduce myself, my name is Tomasz Borowski. I am a professional archaeologist specializing in crusader studies. I started DA account in 2012 when I was still a student in the UK. I currently live in Warsaw and work in one of museums here. Since the beginning of Russian invasion of Ukraine me and my family have been doing everything we can to help Ukrainian refugees and Ukrainian army. Immediately upon
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Back to DA!

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So I have decided to return to DA and try to get used to all its new elements. It is a real pleasure to know that the site is not fully dead yet (thank you for the messages - they were really heartwarming!). So, sorry for being such a drama queen about returning - I am glad there are still some old, familiar faces (accounts?) here. Tomorrow I will post some new material but now I will start catching up and enjoying the works of those in my watch-list. See you around!
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Thanks a lot and welcome back.

Thank you so much for your great support. It's much appreciated. :)

Welcome back and thanks for the many favs!

It is my pleasure - thank you very much as well!

Hi Tomasz, many thanks for all today's favourites, and I hope that we will see you here a little more often! =P

How are things in Poland? Are you alright?

Hi - thank you for asking and getting in touch! As usual, I also apologise for taking so long to reply - yesterday, I logged in to DeviantArt for the first time since March.... It is great to hear from you! We are doing fine. A number of refugees live in our house now - eight people live in my family home in which I grew up, one person lives with me and my wife (we have only two room flat and two dogs so our options are limited), another two lives with my wife's parents and further three live in my grandmonther's flat which was empty after she died this autumn. So, we are fairly packed :)Also, cancelled my life insurance and bought a DJI MAVIC 3 drone which we donated to the defenders of Ukraine and now I am trying to crowd-fund money for another drone... So, other than work, most of our lives recently have been dominated by the war in Ukraine but we are safe and fortunately still employed :) How are you doing these days? Thank you again for getting in touch!