April 26, 2011

The curse of the mummy’s. . . .trumpet?

Filed under: Egypt — acagle @ 9:02 am

The curse of Tut’s trumpets

When British Egyptologist Howard Carter first opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, he found two trumpets—the world’s two oldest intact musical instruments, silent for nearly 3,000 years. No one knows how well-used they were during King Tut’s reign, but they’ve had a very unquiet last century, and the BBC’s superb “Ghost Music” radio show tells their incredible story.

Never heard that one before.

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