Ice-Age flute

This flute was carved from a vulture’s bone, 30,000 years ago. Found in a cave in what is now Southern Germany, it is the oldest known musical instrument.

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3 comments to Ice-Age flute

  • Dodo

    Spookily beautiful. I feel as though I just listened to a 30,000 year old lullaby.

  • Mary

    This is amazing! Thank you for making it available. I am captivated by your site.

  • Ray Martin

    Absolutely fantastic! It’s amazing to think that the basics of musical scale were around then. Perhaps they are an integral part of us

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