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Vlogbrothers: the oldest song int he world – Hurrian Hymn #6

Hank Green, from Vlogbrothers and form SciShow, of course, wante dto find out what was the oldest song the humans have ever had. He started with the premise that every human culture uses songs and sings and then continued from that point.

The oldest song that has been passed on to us is Hurrian Hymn #6 – 1400 BC. Since homo sapiens sapiens are about 50 000 years old, having the first recorded song in 1400 BC is pretty darn recent, but nevertheless it is a great piece. Click on the link from above to hear it.

Have fun!

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