A Review of Early Dynastic III Music: Man’s Animal Call*

  title={A Review of Early Dynastic III Music: Man’s Animal Call*},
  author={Jack Cheng},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={163 - 178}
  • Jack Cheng
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Art
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
A review of the texts, images, and actual musical instruments of the Early Dynastic III period leads to new insights into how Sumerians understood their world and the fine line they drew between civilization and nature. Well over half the total number of known depictions of music-making from the third phase of the Early Dynastic (ED III) period of Mesopotamia, ca. 2600–2350 b.c. , comes from artifacts excavated from the Royal Cemetery of Ur; these artifacts provide an extraordinarily rich… 
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