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The Hurrian Hymn: The oldest surviving melody, over 3400 years old.

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The Oldest known musical melody performed by the very talented Michael Levy on the Lyre. This ancient musical fragment dates back to 1400 B.C.E. and was discovered in the 1950’s in Ugarit, Syria. It was interpreted by Dr. Richard Dumbrill. He wrote a book entitled “The Archaeomusicology of the Ancient Near East.” Here is a link to it:

http://sas.academia.edu/RichardDumbri…

Check out Michael Levy’s website, anancientlyre.com! Here’s a link to it:

http://www.ancientlyre.com

For more information on the Hurrian Hymn no.6 text, click on the link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrian_…

[Video source: DamianMusicChannel4 YouTube link]

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