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Musical instruments in Antiquity? Especially the Greek and Roman ones. That is what you will find around here. How did they look like, in which context were these things used and who played with it ? A remarkable search brings us interesting pictures and findings from the Antiquity. This Website came to life thanks to a paper I wrote at the University of Ghent. Now it is online for al those lovers of musical instruments, the Antiquity, Archeology ..

Special thanks to the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, the Martin Von Wagner Museum in Wurzburg, the museum Valkhof in Nijmegen, Rijksdienst voor Oudheidkundig bodemonderzoek, het Konkinklijk Penningkabinet te Leiden, het Institute for papyrology at Leiden, het Gemeentemuseum van Den Haag, the national museum at Copenhagen, the Aquincum Museum in Budapest, the Centre for Acropolis studies, the Burg Linn museum, het Archeologisch instititute of the University at Heidelberg, the national Poznan museum, the Fries museum in Leeuwarden, The Stedelijk Museum in Zwolle, Thermenmuseum in Heerlen, Drentsmuseum in Assen and the Rheinische Landesmuseum in Bonn for the beautiful pictures of musical instruments and statues etc..
(hyperlinks of these musea are on the 'linkspage')

And a special 'thank you very much' to Bill Thayer for reading my English text and correcting it where necessary ! DO check out his site, it's amazingly interesting !!!!!

Suggestions, interesting links and so on ..mail me.

Have fun !!!


PS if there are still some phrases, words, details that aren't quite right, tell me, I really don't mind !!