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Simona LAZĂR, Acad. Alexandru Vulpe – a Life Dedicated to Archaeology

Simona LAZĂR
3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD, “C. S. Nicolăescu Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities from Craiova, of the Romanian Academy, Romania;

Published on October 31, 2016

On the 9th of February 2016, Alexandru Vulpe passed away. He was a remarkable personality of the Romanian archaeology, President of the Department of Historical Sciences and Archaeology within Romanian Academy, director of the “Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology from Bucharest.

Alexandru Vulpe was born on the 16th of June 1931 in Bucharest. His parents, Ecaterina and Radu Vulpe, well-known historians and students of V. Pârvan, interested him in the study of the ancient history and the archaeological sites. In 1950 he graduated from “Titu Maiorescu” high-school, later attending courses of the Faculty of History, the University from Bucharest, which he graduated with the licence dissertation “Political ideas in the early stoicism”, under the guidance of professor D. M. Pippidi. In 1968, he passed his exam for a doctor’s degree with the dissertation “The Hallstattian Necropolis from Ferigile. Archaeological monograph”, being coordinated by professor Ion Nestor.


  1. Istoria Românilor. Moştenirea timpurilor îndepărtate, vol. I, Bucharest, Enciclopedyc Publishing House, 2010.
  2. A. Vulpe, Istorie şi arheologie sau arheologie şi istorie: prima epocă a fierului în România, Bucharest, The Academy Publishing House, 2013.
  3. M. Babeş, Profesorul Alexandru Vulpe la a 75-a aniversare, in “SCIVA”, 1-4, 57, 2006.

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