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Ancient Indians made 'rock music'

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posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 04:03 PM
Archaeologists have rediscovered a huge rock art site in southern India where ancient people used boulders to make musical sounds in rituals.

The Kupgal Hill site includes rocks with unusual depressions that were designed to be struck with the purpose of making loud, musical ringing tones.

It was lost after its discovery in 1892, so this is the first fresh effort to describe the site in over a century.

Details of the research are outlined in the archaeological journal Antiquity.

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This is a really cool find...can u imagine people up there doing rituals and hearing the sounds resound through the hills...amazing...kinda sounds like a primative version of the Jamican Steel Drums.


posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 04:42 PM
Great post. In cartoons, they always have ancient man banging rocks together in order to make noise, but using hills to echo sounds, is pretty ingenious. It's kind of amazing, that they would have thought to carce these rocks in an area that has acoustic values.

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