- What does the oldest human music in the world sound like?
- And then there's the Seikilos Epitaph (an ancient Greek melody complete with lyrics) that was found in a grave in Turkey. It's estimated to be around 2,100 years old. Wonder what this might sound like in the modern era?
- Ancient Seikilos Column brings world's oldest song back to life
- The piece of music - which some say sounds startlingly like Canadian rocker Neil Young - was a Grecian ode written by a man called Seikilos between the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD. Intended to make a woman named Euterpe immortal, it was ...
- The Seikilos Epitaph: The Oldest Song in the World
- Known as the Seikilos epitaph, in reference to the discovery of its lyrics and musical notation engraved on an ancient tombstone, this work dates from between 200 BC and 100 AD.
- In a nutshell: Babylon
- On the bank of the Euphrates lies one of the ancient world's most powerful and mythical cities. This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of History Revealed. Thursday 28th January 2016.
- Weird Al: Parody Pastor
- As long as music as a medium has existed, there has been someone there to mock it. As soon as someone wrote the "Seikilos Epitaph" (the oldest surviving musical composition in history), someone most likely wrote their own version using burps and fart ...
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