The oldest song in the world

A Sumerian hymn from 3400 years ago. is the oldest song in the world! The hymn was discovered on some clay tablets that contained cuneiform signs in the Hurrian language. It turned out that this was in fact the oldest piece of music we have discovered so far. The tablets were unearthed in the 1950s. Just how the cuneiform was deciphered into music is because of the work of Professor Anne Kilmer

A MIDI version with a guessed at rhythm sounds a bit like this:

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