Angela Bellia is leading the TELESTES project, which employs innovative archaeology research methods to study ancient music. Thanks to new technologies, it is now possible to research for example what temples and theatres were like when they were first built.

During one of her excavation missions at the Akropolis of Selinunte, Angela used a new research method to study a bone musical instrument found in the main sanctuary of the ancient city. The method, which is called computed axial tomography, has made it possible to expand and improve her scientific investigation on the morphology and acoustics of the instrument, overcoming limitations posed by its fragility.

Angela benefitted from a  Marie-Curie grant under FP7 (IOF action) at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (USA) and is now working at the Department of Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna (Italy) under an MSCA Individual Fellowship grant.

Angela and her project have recently been showcased on the official website of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Get to know Angela on her online profile.