The Oldest Song in the World ~ Cuniform tablets from the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit, about 3400 bce in the Hurrian language (with borrowed Akkadian terms) had a form of musical notation. There is evidence that both the 7-note diatonic scale as well as harmony existed 3,400 years ago. This flies in the face of most musicologists' views that ancient harmony was virtually non-existent and the scale only about as old as the Ancient Greeks, 2000 years ago.
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The oldest song in the world- The song was discovered in the ancient Syrian city if Ugarit in the early Fifties, and then deciphered by Professor Anne Draffkorn Kilmer. The tablets containing the notation were about 3,400 years old, and contained cuneiform signs in the hurrian language that provided musical notation of a complete cult hymn. It’s thought to be the oldest preserved song with notation in the world, and predates the next earliest example of harmony by 1,400 years.
A Chinese scholar and government official named Wang Yirong is credited with realizing that some of these bones were inscribed with ancient writing and thus had historical significance. Today, they are called “oracle bones” and they constitute the best window available into the history, language and culture of ancient China. Because they involve specific dates, they are also an indispensible means of exploring the ancient Chinese calendar and its astronomical underpinnings
Mesopotamia. A 200-year-long drought which occurred 4,200 years ago may be directly responsible for killing off the Sumerian language. “As we go into the 4,200-year-ago climate anomaly, we actually see that estimated rainfall decreases substantially in this region and the number of sites that are populated at this time period reduce substantially,” he said. Around the same time, 74 percent of the ancient Mesopotamian settlements were abandoned.
The Map of "The Creator" Scientists of Bashkir State University [Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation] have found indisputable proofs of an ancient highly developed civilization's existence. Three-dimensional relief maps, they contain civil engineering works and numerous inscriptions done in a hieroglyphic-syllabic language of unknown origin; so far, scientists have not been able to decipher it. Based on preliminary testing, the age of the map appears to be about 120 million years old!
The Rosetta Stone is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.