The Seikilos Stele

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Illustration

James Lloyd
by Copenhagen National Museum
published on 16 April 2015
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The Seikilos Stele, Copenhagnen NM inv.14897.

This grave stele preserves the oldest complete song that has survived to our times, and dates to around the 2nd century CE.

Found in 1883 by Sir William Ramsay at Aydin (Tralleis), the grave stele now resides in Copenhagen National Museum.

This view shows the stele face on.

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Museum, C. N. (2015, April 16). The Seikilos Stele. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3806/the-seikilos-stele/

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