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« on: April 18, 2011, 08:13:58 am »

Got your attention?  angel

The real (recent) story here is that one of King Tut's trumpets had been stolen from the Cairo museum during the recent riots, but has since been recovered.

The back story on the trumpet(s) is interesting though - how they were sounded, with much pomp, back in 1939.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13092827

If the BBC player isn't working for you, there's also a nice reading of the story, with historical photos plus the performance itself, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr_olu7chEY

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 03:06:54 pm »

The trumpets are in fine voice, but I can't imagine anyone speaking in quite such plummy tones these days!
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