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https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__librarydigitalcollections.ku.edu.tr_en_collection_byzantine-2Dmusical-2Dinstruments-2Dcollection_&d=DwIFaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=PHu0YcldevQqIedM86l0iexbqE-AeZLl-lupNToNx6I&m=GWuYJ_pAMS7-y9yknfmN4f7VcBlOQRQISgfuVNZAXX8&s=qeBZ3YMGJH0PCmUHmOaneJkrCty9-t0P8CMi8k0BDZE&e= 

In 2018 Koç University – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late
Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) and The Friends of Music Society in
Athens launched the Byzantine Musical Instruments research project.

This research project involved the examination of a great number of visual
representations found on artefacts such as bowls, caskets, wall paintings,
pitchers, mosaics, wooden icons etc., dated between the 2nd and the 16th
century, originating from the wider geographic area of the Byzantine
Empire. During the second phase of the project, Greek manuscripts
containing illustrated miniatures were systematically studied. These
included 369 manuscripts located at the Library of the Ecumenical
Patriarchate in Fener, along with 19 Greek manuscripts found at the Topkapı
Palace Museum Library. This research revealed more than 400 visual
representations of musical instruments, which are spread across 136
different cultural institutions such as museums, churches, libraries,
monasteries and research institutes in 27 countries around the world.

Moreover, a digital exhibition has been set up at the Europeana Collections
page under the title "Echos of an Empire" (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.europeana.eu_en_exhibitions_byzantine-2Dmusical-2Dinstruments&d=DwIFaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=PHu0YcldevQqIedM86l0iexbqE-AeZLl-lupNToNx6I&m=GWuYJ_pAMS7-y9yknfmN4f7VcBlOQRQISgfuVNZAXX8&s=DTR56H0SA7pf7YgZtjtHPYtcm7ndHa-herpRBQdRw84&e= )
We surely hope that this resource will be of good use in the near future by
both musicologists and researchers that work on Byzantine studies.


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