Mark Cartwright
published on 18 June 2012

A modern reconstruction of panpipes (or syrinx), first used by shepherds in the Cycladic islands as early as the third millennium BCE were a popular musical instrument in ancient Greek culture and are often depicted on Greek pottery. (Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Katakalon, Greece).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, June 18). Panpipes. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Panpipes." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 18, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Panpipes." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jun 2012. Web. 25 May 2022.