25 Apr 2009
A Real Oldie, In Fact the Oldest Oldie
Akkadian, Ancient Music, Cuneiform, Cunieform, Hurrian, Hurrian Hymn, Michael Levy, Music, Richard Dumbrill
Tablet containing “Akkadian terms written in a Hurrianized manner and enscribed in Ugaritic Cuneiform script” thought to represent a hymn to Nikkal, Moon goddess and patroness of fruit and orchards
Ancient Music specialist Michael Levy performs Dr. Richard Dumbrill’s interpretation of the 3400 year old hymn on a replica lyre.
Hat tip to Roger de Hauteville, who “Got Phoenecian Pneumonia and the Ugaritic Flu.”