Felipe Arias Vilas

Category: Archaeologist, historian and writer
Birth Date: In 1949
Birth Place: Lugo
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In 1971, he took a degree in Philosophy and Arts (Geography and History section) at Santiago University. He got an extraordinary prize for his degree with the thesis about Lugo's Roman Wall, published in 1972. From 1971 to 1974, he worked as History and Archaeology teacher and got a grant to do research works at Santiago University. In 1974, he started to work for the Administration as curator. From 1976 to 1984, he directed and preserved the Provincial Museum in Lugo. Since 1983, he has been the director of 'Castro de Viladonga' Museum in Castro de Rei (Lugo). Since 1982, he has been leading the archaeological excavations to consolidate this Galician-Roman hillfort. Since 1975, he has been a member of the 'Museo do Pobo Galego' and promoter of the Galician Council of Museums. He is also a member of several technical committees related to the Historical and Cultural Heritage as well as the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and other academic, scientific and cultural organisations.

 Work & Activities

He is the author of more than 160 publications and collaborations (books, articles, brochures...) about Archaeology in Lugo and the rest of Galicia, Roman Epigraphy and Numismatics, Museums, historical and ethnographic heritage, the Roman Wall, the Roman Baths and other aspects of the Roman period in Lugo. He also wrote archaeological guides and guides about museums such as Lugo's Museum, San Paio de Narla and Castro de Viladonga. He collaborated in several temporary exhibitions.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He attended over sixty congresses, conferences, courses and seminars about history and heritage, celebrated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal. He collaborated in more than thirty campaigns of archaeological excavations and prospecting in several Galician deposits. He also took part in more than 190 lectures, talks and round-table conferences about Archaeology, History, Cultural Heritage and Museums...