The Oldest Song in the World

Written about 3,400 year ago, this Sumerian hymn is the oldest song ever discovered in the world.

According to an article published on, several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E which are unearthed by archaeologists in the early 1950s, turned out to be the oldest known piece of music ever discovered, a 3,400 year old Sumerian hymn.

The piece confirms a theory that the 7-note diatonic scale as well as harmony existed 3,400 years ago.

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