This is the ﬁrst exhibition dedicated to the role of music in the great ancient civilisations, from the Orient to Rome, Egypt and Greece. Just as likely to be heard on the battleﬁeld as it was around the high tables of power, music was also a key part of religious rites and acted as an intermediary between people and their gods. The exhibition includes new audio devices, allowing visitors to listen to reconstructions of what ancient instruments may have sounded like. The enormous geographical and chronological range of the exhibition (from Iran to Gaul, and from the 3rd millennium BC to the 4th century AD) helps to underline cultural traditions and peculiarities, but also to highlight the exchanges and inﬂuences that took place between these different musical civilisations. Find out more about the ‘Music! Echoes in Antiquity’ exhibition from the Musée du Louvre-Lens’ website.
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