Emeriti

Prof. dr. S.J.L. De Laet (1914-1999)

Sigfried Jan L. De Laet was professor at the department from 1947 to 1984. He finished his PhD in 1936, entitled “De samenstelling van den Romeinschen Senaat gedurende de eerste eeuw van het principaat (28 v. – 68 na Kr.) en de politieke houding van de keizers tegenover deze hoge vergadering” after which he became an FWO ‘aspirant’ (1942-1943) and later assistent at the department (1943-1947).  His research dealt with a wide range of themes within the national archaeology, from the Neolithic tot the Middle Ages, with a strong focus on the Metal Ages and the Roman Times. He was active in dozens of excavations, a.o. in Blicquy (Gallo-Roman) and Destelbergen (late Bronze Age to Gallo-Roman). His book ‘Archaeology and its problems’ (1957) is translated in 7 languages; his ‘Prehistorische kulturen in het zuiden der Lage Landen’ (1974) was translated into French (La Belgique d’avant les Romains’, 1982). S.J. De Laet was promotor of over 50 licentiate students and about a dozen of PhD students.

Prof. dr. L. Baron De Meyer (1928-2006)

Leon Baron De Meyer was rector at Ghent University from 1985 to 1993. He was an excellent specialist of cuneiform script and of Mesopotamian culture in general. He did archaeological research in Iraq from 1979 onwards, as expedition leader in Sippar-Amnanum (Tell Ed-Dêr, Iraq), where about 2400 cuneiform tablets were discovered.

Based on his research, he was able to build a correct time table for the Babylonian Empire. In 1998, it was discovered that the fall of Babylon should be dated to 1499 BC, caused by a raid by the Hittites.

 

Prof. dr. J. De Meulemeester (1946-2009)

Johnny De Meulemeester

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. J. Devreker (°1943)

John Devreker

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. E. Haerinck (°1949-2016)

Ernie Haerinck

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. R.A. Lunsingh Scheurleer (°1945)

Robert Lunsingh Scheurleer

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. H. Mussche (1928-2014)

Herman Mussche

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. J.A.E. Nenquin (1925-2003)

Jacques A.E. Nenquin

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. H.F. Thoen (°1941)

Hugo F. Thoen

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. dr. L. Vanden Berghe (1923-1993)

Louis Vanden Berghe