The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2100 B.C.) sung in ancient Sumerian language and accompanied by the Sumerian long-neck gishgudi, recorded in courtyard of Nebuchadnezzar's palace in Babylon - YouTube

The Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2100 B.C.) sung in ancient Sumerian language and accompanied by the Sumerian long-neck gishgudi, recorded in courtyard of Nebuchadnezzar's palace in Babylon - YouTube

Ancient Greek Musical Instruments | 020musi: 1858 Ancient Musical Instruments. Nicely hand colored ...

Ancient Greek Musical Instruments | 020musi: 1858 Ancient Musical Instruments. Nicely hand colored ...

Japan's Ancient Music & Dance, Gagaku is the world's most ancient form of orchestral music. A uniquely Japanese art form, Gagaku is filled with infinite musical resonances from all across Eurasia. This deeply moving music transcends time and spaces.

Japan's Ancient Music & Dance, Gagaku is the world's most ancient form of orchestral music. A uniquely Japanese art form, Gagaku is filled with infinite musical resonances from all across Eurasia. This deeply moving music transcends time and spaces.

So many of the  Ancient #GreekPottery treasures are scenes of ancient musical instruments. #Music was considered 'therapia". See and learn more on private #AthensTours by Archaeologous.com (photo by Claire Catacouzinos)

Ancient Greek Musical Instruments

So many of the Ancient #GreekPottery treasures are scenes of ancient musical instruments. #Music was considered 'therapia". See and learn more on private #AthensTours by Archaeologous.com (photo by Claire Catacouzinos)

The Oldest Song in the World ~  Cuniform tablets from the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit, about 3400 bce  in the Hurrian language (with borrowed Akkadian terms) had a form of musical notation. There is evidence that both the 7-note diatonic scale as well as harmony existed 3,400 years ago. This flies in the face of most musicologists' views that ancient harmony was virtually non-existent and the scale only about as old as the Ancient Greeks, 2000 years ago.

The Oldest Song in the World ~ Cuniform tablets from the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit, about 3400 bce in the Hurrian language (with borrowed Akkadian terms) had a form of musical notation. There is evidence that both the 7-note diatonic scale as well as harmony existed 3,400 years ago. This flies in the face of most musicologists' views that ancient harmony was virtually non-existent and the scale only about as old as the Ancient Greeks, 2000 years ago.

What Did Ancient Music Sound Like?

What Did Ancient Music Sound Like?

These two Late Bronze Age horns were discovered in Co. Antrim at bogs located in Drumbest and Drunkendult respectively. Made from bronze they were originally cast in clay moulds. They represent sophisticated pieces of early metal-working and were undoubtedly valuable items, whose deposition in a bog may represent ritual activity.

These two Late Bronze Age horns were discovered in Co. Antrim at bogs located in Drumbest and Drunkendult respectively. Made from bronze they were originally cast in clay moulds. They represent sophisticated pieces of early metal-working and were undoubtedly valuable items, whose deposition in a bog may represent ritual activity.

primitive musical instruments | Ancient Egyptian Musical Instruments,Ancient Egypt Musical Instruments ...

primitive musical instruments | Ancient Egyptian Musical Instruments,Ancient Egypt Musical Instruments ...

Detail - Blind harpist playing with "orchestra" for the tomb owner Patenemheb. Tomb of Patenemheb. XVIII Dynasty, 1570-1293 BC, New Kingdom. Relief, limestone, detail. Necropolis at Saqqara. Rijksmuseum, Leiden, The Netherlands. Source: H. Hickmann, Music History in Picture. Egypt. Vol. II. VEB German Publishing House, Leipzig, 1961.

Detail - Blind harpist playing with "orchestra" for the tomb owner Patenemheb. Tomb of Patenemheb. XVIII Dynasty, 1570-1293 BC, New Kingdom. Relief, limestone, detail. Necropolis at Saqqara. Rijksmuseum, Leiden, The Netherlands. Source: H. Hickmann, Music History in Picture. Egypt. Vol. II. VEB German Publishing House, Leipzig, 1961.

The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) Interesting History of Instruments!

The ancient music and instruments of Ireland (PHOTOS) Interesting History of Instruments!

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