Music has been around for tens of thousands of years, but it took the ancient Syrians to be the first to write down what they they were playing and singing.
Back in the 1950s, some clay tablets were unearthed and dated at being 3,400 years old. After much study, it was determined that one tablet featured the primitive musical notation for a hymn used by a religious cult. As far as anyone knows, this is the oldest preserved sheet music (okay, clay sheets) in the world. Researchers have dubbed it “Sounds from Silence.”
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