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An epigonion is a harp-like instrument played by nymphs and satyrs in Greek myths. The epigonion has not been used in centuries and no one knows the sound it made.
Now, for the first time in centuries, people can hear the sound of an epigonion. The New York Times is reporting that the members of the Ancient Instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application or ASTRA have used computer to create a model of the Greek epigonion and then used a medieval musical number to simulate the sound of the instrument.
Listen to the sound of the epigonion here.
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Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Archaeology, Epigonion, Greek Myth