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Dec 25, 2004

"The flute of the infinite is ceaselessly playing and its sound is love." --Kabir

World's Oldest Musical Instrument

He is better known for his hunting skills, but now it appears that ice age man did not merely chase prey - he was also fond of music. German archaeologists revealed yesterday that they had discovered one of the world's oldest musical instruments, a 35,000-year-old flute carved from the tusk of a now-extinct woolly mammoth.

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