The Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilisation, Deva is a museum of regional importance that prides itself with collections of archaeology, history, natural sciences, ethnography and numismatics. The idea of the museum dates back in 1880, with the establishment of the History and Archaeology Society of Hunedoara County, its collections being the basis of the future museum. The museum in Deva was established as a public institution in 1921, and since 1938 it has been located at the Magna Curia Palace, a historical building (16th century) located at the foot of the Citadel Hill. The museum manages a range of archaeological sites of major importance, such as Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, the capital of Roman Dacia, or the site of Micia (Veţel) dating from Roman age. The scientific publication of the museum is Sargetia yearbook, founded in 1937.


Hunedoara County Council  is the local public administration authority established at county level to render public services of county interest. The council has inter alia the duty to create and implement of programs for economic and social development and territorial administration, establish the required framework for the provision of public services of county interest regarding: education; social services; health, culture, youth, sport, public order, emergency situations, protection and restoration of the environment, preservation, restoration and enhancement of historical and architectural monuments, parks, public gardens and nature reserves etc.


“Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology Bucharest  is an research institute part of the Romanian Academy situated in Bucharest, which develops extensive studies concerning prehistory, ancient history, classical archaeology and medieval history. The institution was developed on the research foundation of National Antiquities Museum and its collections. Since 1932, the Institute of Archaeology has been located on 11, Henri Coandă Street (Casa Macca). The main publication of the institute is the Dacia archaeological magazine, founded by the eminent archaeologist and historian Vasile Pârvan. Throughout its existence, the Institute of Archaeology has been one of the active promoters of the archaeological research in the country, with an essential contribution to the development of this science in Romania.

UISPP – The 30th Commission: Mortuary Practices in Prehistory and Protohistory

UISPP – The 30th Commission: Mortuary Practices in Prehistory is one of the scientific commissions of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP). The research program focused in particular on various topics related to mortuary or sacrificial practices in the Bronze and Iron Age. In addition, important topics were widely discussed on the relation between necropolises and settlements or places of worship. Round tables on topics of general interest were organized on various occasions, such as cooperation between researchers working in the field of mortuary archaeology or heritage conservation legislation. The 30th Commission organized 21 colloquial and international sessions and published 20 scientific volumes.