18,000 Year Old Trumpet Breaks Wind
SSmith1226 last edited by SSmith1226
I’ll put this under vintage because this trumpet definitely qualifies as vintage. It is an 18,000 year old Conch Shell Trumpet.
“After 18,000 years of silence, an ancient musical instrument played its first notes. The last time anyone heard a sound from the conch shell trumpet, thick sheets of ice still covered most of Europe.”
If you want to read more about this ancient “Stradivarius” and hear a recording of it being played, click on the following link!
grune last edited by
Incredible it survived, it was found intact, and could be played. I have my doubts though we are hearing the original tone. After 18.000 years, the shell will have ossified and thus will not vibrate the same. And how do we know this is 18,000 years old and someone actually blew it? Regardless, an incredible find.