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  1. Earliest ancient Chinese musical instruments unearthed in tomb complex

    ... in ancient Chinese culture, used in ritual and court music. Bells were hung from a wooden rack and struck with a ... to be revealed. A re-enactment of ancient traditional music performance. The concert is given using reproduction ...

    aprilholloway - 08/01/2015 - 21:51

  2. Bask in the Beauty and Melody of the Ancient Mesopotamian Lyres of Ur

    It is unknown which culture was the first to create music, but a set of beautiful Sumerian instruments from the ... Ur provide us with some insight into the world of ancient music. They are known as the Lyres of Ur and these musical ... Ur, the lyres revolutionized our knowledge about ancient music. Patient excavations allowed Woolley to explore the ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 18/12/2016 - 04:02

  3. Russian Archaeologists Unearth Oldest Known Fragments of Greek Musical Instruments

    According to the News Agency TASS, a team of archaeologists has uncovered fragments of two ancient Greek musical instruments during an excavation in the Taman Peninsula, in southern Russia. The unearthing of remnants of musical instruments is quite rare, and the discovery is the first of its kind in many years.

    Ed Whelan - 12/07/2018 - 22:46

  4. 5,000-year-old musical scene found on pottery in Israel may reflect sacred marriage ritual

    ... marriage’, popularly believed to include feasting, music and sex. The ‘sacred marriage’ was a ritual that ... by a priestess). The ceremony included several rites: music and dancing, a banquet, a meeting between the king and ...

    Robin Whitlock - 26/06/2018 - 02:45

  5. This Musical Instrument Still Works 1,700 Years After a Hun Nomad Crafted it!

    The nomadic musician looked fondly upon the latest of the completed instruments – a mouth harp carefully crafted by splintering the rib of a cow, or was it a horse? No matter, the sound it made when it was plucked was beautiful – somewhat similar to a flute. Three more of the instruments lay on the bench unfinished…a state they would retain for the next 1,700 years.

    Alicia McDermott - 12/01/2018 - 22:56

  6. Benzaiten, Japanese War Goddess Transformed into Water Goddess of Music

    ... Her many forms range from a two-armed beauty playing music to an eight-armed martial deity holding weapons and a ... writers, dancers and geisha. Benzaiten (Goddess of Music and Good Fortune) Seated on a White Dragon ( CC0) ... is adored as the patroness of the fine arts, especially of music and rhetoric, as well as the inventor of the Sanskrit ...

    MartiniF - 21/11/2018 - 16:42

  7. The Bullroarer: An Instrument That Whirls Through Cultures and Time

    Music is believed to have been made by human beings since ... found in Turkic warrior burial in Kazakhstan The Music of the Maya: Mysterious whistles Confound Experts The Origin of Music The Sound of Ancient Greece Reconstructed The choice of ...

    dhwty - 14/12/2015 - 14:46

  8. Music, Math, Megaliths and the Dawn of Humanity

    ... on virtually every continent on earth. They remind us that music is vibration, as well as being a very spiritual ... artists choose some locations and not others? In a word: music. The chambers that feature the art have been shown to ... in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. He is the author of  Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, ...

    jim willis - 18/06/2018 - 15:32

  9. Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology

    ... the four liberal arts of number, geometry, music, and cosmology. It was studied from antiquity to the ... the nature of reality. Geometry is number in space; music is number in time; and comology expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths: life across the ...

    ancient-origins - 26/02/2016 - 00:57

  10. Reviving the Music of their Foremothers: A Traditional Tuareg Instrument for Women Makes a Comeback

    ... An Instrument That Whirls Through Cultures and Time The Music of the Maya: Mysterious whistles Confound Experts But ... Sellal, an engineer born in Algiers, saw the traditional music played when she was a postal and telecommunications ... motifs. The handle is made of oleander or acacia wood. Music producer Mehdi Bennacer said that with interest in the ...

    Mark Miller - 25/01/2016 - 21:52

  11. Plato and his Hidden Music Code

    ... and as a Pythagorean he was familiar with numerology and music theory and harmony. Mathematics and harmony are ... works of Plato there is the assumption that some type of a music code was embedded.  Jay Kennedy of the University of ... era, and therefore he used mathematical structures and music to hide his message from Socrates and the other ...

    johnblack - 09/05/2013 - 12:08

  12. Mothers, Madness and Music: A Study of the Parallels of Cybele and Dionysus

    ... as a very drunk and feminine male deity. While wine and music were indeed common in rituals of Dionysus (and his ... of both Cybele and Dionysus are accompanied by wild music, potent wine, and dancing so ecstatic, revelers in both ... of Blood or Dies sanguinis. This ecstatic celebration of music and self-flogging included the priests dressing in ...

    Riley Winters - 26/02/2017 - 01:44

  13. Researchers reveal Stonehenge stones hold incredible musical properties

    A team of researchers from London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) have discovered that the stones used to construct Stonehenge hold musical properties and when struck, sound like bells, drums and gongs.  It is suggested that these properties could be the reason why the builders were willing to travel so far to source the stones from Wales and bri

    aprilholloway - 03/12/2013 - 10:28

  14. Memnon’s Musical Statues: The Long-Standing Guardians of Amenhotep III’s Temple That Found a Voice

    The most important statues in Egypt, after the Giza Sphinx, are the two Colossi of Memnon in Western Luxor. The two gigantic statues, about 3500 years old, are also known as the musical statues.

    Ahmed Osman - 25/07/2017 - 19:00

  15. Ancient Acoustic Artifacts and Communication with the Gods

    ... and digital modelling. These form the larger field of music archaeology. One of the leading research groups ... reason I love this whole area is, everyone is aware of how music can affect them emotionally. Certain music can make us feel irritated or angry, other music has ...

    ancient-origins - 13/08/2017 - 01:53

  16. The ancient song recreated from 3,400-year-old cuneiform tablets

    ... on WFMU . The result is the recreation of a piece of music unheard for thousands of years, and the CD titled ‘ ... time, virtually nothing was known about Sumero-Babylonian music, aside from the type of musical instruments they used, ... cult hymn, the oldest complete piece of notated music ever discovered. Although nearly 40 hymns in cuneiform ...

    aprilholloway - 25/07/2014 - 03:56

  17. Terpsichore: The Muse of Dance Who Moved in Time with the Rhythm of the Cosmos

    ... were called the Muses. The Muse ruling dance and choral music was Terpsichore. In ancient Greece, nine goddesses were ... were called the Muses. The Muse ruling dance and choral music was Terpsichore. In addition to dance, she has more ... of astronomy, and Terpsichore the Muse of dance and choral music. ‘ Calliope, Urania and Terpsichore’ (17th Century) ...

    Caleb Strom - 23/10/2018 - 01:56

  18. Decoding Barcelona’s Enigma of an Ancient Musical Roman Temple

    ... investigated, it was found to enshrine the ancient code of music and architecture, expressed by Roman architects in the ... this temple was found to enshrine the ancient code of music and architecture which was expressed by Roman ...

    ashley cowie - 15/01/2018 - 15:26

  19. Brazen Bull: Gruesome Ancient Greek Torture Device Turned Screams into ‘Music’

    ... Ancient Greek Torture Device Turned Screams into ‘Music’ ...

    dhwty - 26/04/2017 - 18:52

  20. The Greek God Apollo and His Mystical Powers

    ... over a range of different aspects, including prophecy, music and healing. Apollo was a Greek god, and one of the ... over a range of different aspects, including prophecy , music and healing. As a major Greek god, there are many myths ... god Apollo ( Ruslan Gilmanshin / Adobe Stock) The God of Music and Love It is clear that Apollo was a powerful god ...

    dhwty - 10/12/2019 - 02:03

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