Benedetta Bessi

Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2005-2006

  • Degree
    Ph.D., Archaeology, Universita di Messina, 2002
    Le Necropoli di Sabratha: Ideologia e Rituale Funerario Nella Tripolitania Antica
    Research Project
    Greek Antiquities in Florentine Humanism: The Liber Insularum by Cristoforo Buondelmonti

Benedetta Bessi is a Classical archaeologist who studied in Florence, Munich, and Athens. She previously taught History and Archaeology of Rome and Classical Mythology at the Rome Center of Richmond, the American International University of London. As a fellow of the Italian Archaeological School of Athens (1995-1998) she has been involved in field projects and researches on Crete and the Cycladic islands, with a special interest in the island of Siphnos. A member of the Italian mission to Sabratha, Libya, since 1998, she obtained her Ph.D. (2002) from the University of Messina with a dissertation on the necropolis of this Punic-Roman emporion. Besides Greek and Roman archaeology, her present research focuses on the history of Greek archaeology and in particular the early Florentine humanistic circles and Classical antiquity.  [Last Updated 2006]

Previous Roles

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    2005 - 2006