mouth harp

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The instruments appear to have been made by splintering the ribs of cows or horses, which distinguishes them from other ancient mouth harps found in the region. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "This Recently Discovered 1,700-Year-Old Mouth Harp Can Still Hold a Tune," 23 Jan. 2018 The mouth harp that Borodovsky played is about 4.3 inches long and 3.3 inches wide. National Geographic, "1,700-Year-Old Musical Instrument Found, and It Still Works," 11 Jan. 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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