Points Along the WAY – The Silver Pipes of Ur
Where did the pipes come from? No one knows for sure.
The silver pipes of Ur (to learn more about Ur, click here) were discovered by Sir Leonard Woolley in 1926. This is, as far as we know, the earliest known reeded instrument, dated back to circa 2800 B.C.
[picture taken from Francis Collinson’s book: The Bagpipe]
Here is an excellent demonstration of the Ur Pipes from YouTube.