the analysis of
farinelli's REMAINS at the certosa in Bologna to begin
Farinelli's disinterment is included in a
historical-scientific project on Florentine antiquarian Alberto
Bruschi's idea, promoted by the Centro Studi Farinelli and involving
Italian and foreign Universities, the Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio
Storico Artistico e Etnoantropologico (Superintendence of Historical,
Artistic and Ethnoanthropological Heritage) and the Soprintendenza per i
Beni Archeologici dell'Emilia Romagna (Superintendence of Archeological
Heritage in Emilia Romagna), and the Museo di Antropologia dell'UniversitÓ
di Bologna (Museum of Anthropology of the Bologna
The research groups involved are coordinated
respectively by anthropologist Maria Giovanna Belcastro (Bologna
University), paleopathologist Gino Fornaciari (Pisa University) and
engineer David Howard (York University).
Depending on their condition,
Farinelli's remains will be analysed to get all information necessary to
reconstruct the biological profile of the famous singer.
work will be effected by using all modern technologies available today
(X-ray, Tac, immunological and biomolecular research work, etc.) and will
permit to get new data on Farinelli and his lifestyle.
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