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Ancient Sounds

The video you can view by clicking on lier la video in this link contains sounds that have been derived by analyzing the grooves laid on a piece of pottery that was made at Pompeii over 2,000 years ago. There are words and, amazingly, human laughter. It's not a joke, but a serious archaeological effort. It seems that pottery all over the world contains sound in its groves, picked up naturally as the pots were made, in much the same way that an old wax recording was made.

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