"You think you know what a Lyre looks like."
I love the fact that the website dedicated to the world's oldest musical instrument is itself made of the world's oldest HTML. [via Metafilter]
The instrument shown here is one of the three original lyres of Ur found in 1929, which are held today in the Museums of Pennsylvania, London and Baghdad as unplayable models.
It is approximately 4,550 years old and is thought to predate the construction of the Great Pyramid, and even Stonehenge in England.
They made a new one and a CD is now available.
All I'm saying is, it sounds better than bagpipes.
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