King Tut’s Trumpets


People who read my blog probably have a wide range of interests. These may including historical musicology, archaeology, Egyptology, metallurgy and the early days of the BBC. If any one of these excites you, I recommend this article about two trumpets that were found in the tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amun (also known by other variants, and Tut to his friends). In particular, if you have 15 minutes to spare, do watch the video clip at the end of the article and hear the first sounding of the trumpets for 3,000 years.


The article appears at another blogsite: that of the musicologist Luís Henriques.

One thought on “King Tut’s Trumpets

  1. Thanks for sharing. These are quite interesting instruments with a lot of stories associated, the latest being the robbery of one of the trumpets from Cairo Museum during the Egyptian uprising in 2011.
    all best,


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