Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the remains of the earliest stringed instrument to be found so far in western Europe. The notched wood is believed to be the bridge of an ancient lyre The small burnt and broken piece of carved piece of wood... [continue reading]
Posted by archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com on March 28, 2012, 17:00.
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The lyre was a stringed musical instrument played by the ancient Greeks and was probably the most important and well-known instrument in the Greek world. It was closely related to the other stringed instruments: the chelys which was made from a tortoise shell, the four-stringed phorminx, and the seven-stringed kithara. In Greek mythology, all four instruments... [continue reading]
Europe is the second smallest of the seven continents covering roughly 2% of the earth’s surface. The name 'Europe’ has long been thought to have been derived from the ancient myth of Zeus and Europa. According to this tale, the great god Zeus, seeing the lovely Phoenician princess Europa bathing (or, according to other versions, playing with her handmaidens... [continue reading]