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Some of his most important works includes Getica, where he described the political and cultural role of Getae-Dacians.
Vasile Pârvan was the main promoter for the creation of the Romanian archaeology school. Among the institutions bearing his name are: the Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest (an establishment originally founded on November 3, 1834), and the Vasile Pârvan Museum in Bârlad (founded on April 10, 1914). He also launched the Ephemeris Dacoromana and Diplomatarium Italicum, as well as the first series of the Dacia Journal. 
On June 26, 1927, he died suddenly from a neglected appendicitis.