Scientists Reconstruct An Ancient Greek Musical Instrument, The Epigonion

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 22:21 in Earth & Climate

The ASTRA project, standing for Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application, has revived an instrument that hasn't been played or heard in centuries. Using the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE infrastructure for computing power, scientists have reconstructed the "epigonion," a harp-like, stringed instrument used in ancient Greece.

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