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Lex Hamers
Lex Hamers • 2 years ago

The flute, believed to be the earliest musical instrument ever found, was discovered in 1996 among the remains in a Neanderthal cave site by Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Turk. Made from the thighbone of a cave bear, it was dated at 53,000 years old.

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