Plutonic Rainbows

Lost Sounds of Antiquity

Great piece by Adrienne Lafrance in The Atlantic:

History is mostly silent to us now. Thousands of years of human stories have been told in paintings, and sculptures, and sheet music, and text; in shards and shells, and other fragments of things left behind. But because the history of recorded sound is only 160 years old, the original sounds of the distant past are lost to time.