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Music Room

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Welcome to the Music Room of jojo Nebuchadnezzar

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Excavations at the Royal Tombs or Ur clearly indicate that there was music in Ancient Mesopotamia at least as far back as 2500 BC as is evidenced by this portion of a sounding box from that period showing a harp player.

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Notice the lyre decorated with a bull's head in the picture above. Such a lyre was also excavated from the tombs and it's reconstruction is shown below.

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You can listen to some recreated hypothetical music played on this instrument by clicking on Lyre Music below.

Lyre Music

You can listen to some "Near Eastern Music" by clicking on any of the songs listed below.

Ninkasis Dance

Eyenatahk

Layla

Dour Kisly

Folklorel

B'yak Bizmarin

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Ashur and Biba

Typkli Beyakh

Karibaya

Ashur Bet Sarguis

Khoula

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Folk Dancing at Ur