7/18 Today in Weird Music History: 1995. On this date in 1995, the oldest known musical instrument in the world was discovered in the Indrijca River Valley in Slovenia. Or was it? The estimated 45,000 year-old relic was fashioned from a bear bone and had four artificial holes along its length. However, scholars disagree as to whether it is truly a musical instrument or simply a carnivore-chewed bone.
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