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June 25th, 2009

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05:37 pm - Ancient music
BBC story: archaeologists have found a musical instrument - a flute carved from a vulture's wing bone - that is 35,000 years old. How amazing. You can hear what the music sounds like here. Ice age music! Of course they don't know the tune, but now they know the notes.

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Date:June 25th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Now that sounds like Eric Morecambe's type of instrument.
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Date:June 25th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
The instrument was used for primitive weather magic during the Ice Age, with the words: 'Bring me Sunshine...'

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