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Ancient Roman Music

I came across this recently and thought it offered a glimpse into the music people listened to in Ancient Rome. Enjoy!

The Chess Turk

In the 1770's, an inventor by the name of Wolfgang von Kempelen showcased his latest creation in Vienna: A chess-playing automaton made for Habsburg Archduchess Maria Theresa. Known later as the Mechanical Turk—or just the Turk—the machine consisted of a mechanical man dressed in robes and a turban who sat at a wooden

The Confounding Case of Count Saint De Germain

Is it possible for a person to live forever? That is what some people are claiming about a historical figure known as Count de Saint-Germain. His origins are unclear. Some records date his birth to the late 1600's, although some believe that his longevity reaches back to the time of

1 Hour of Medieval Instrumental Music

I came across this recently and thought it offered a glimpse into the music people listened to in the Middle Ages. Enjoy! 0:00 – Brown Fox Inn 3:43 – The Innkeeper 7:10 – Sword in the Stone 10:36 – Royal Castle 13:51 – Queen Guinevere 17:21 – Medieval Princess 20:31 –

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