What Is The Oldest Known Song?

The oldest instruments ever discovered were flute-like instruments found in Germany, and date back 40,000 years, around the time the Neanderthals died out. The oldest song ever discovered was found in modern-day Syria, and the oldest one with lyrics was found in ancient Greece. These first musical sheets date back to around the time written language was likely developed.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Germany is home to the world's oldest known instruments, dating as far back as 40,000 years. 00:09

  2. The oldest song discovered so far was in modern-day Syria. 00:36

  3. Check out the oldest known song with lyrics, found in ancient Greece. 01:07

Written by Curiosity Staff December 15, 2014

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