Thousands of years after it was last heard in the region, the ancient language of Proto-Semitic is ringing out once again, in a unique audiovisual project at the bell caves at the Beit Guvrin National Park in central Israel.Great, but I wish the video let us hear more of the song!
Israeli multimedia artist Dor Zlekha Levy created One Tongue, an audiovisual display that centers around a musical performance in Proto-Semitic, the ancestor of today’s Semitic languages: Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, and Hebrew.
For a recent art installation in the Beit Guvrin caves, see here. For ancient art and Greek and Aramaic inscriptions found in the Beit Guvrin-Maresha caves, see here, here, here, here and follow the links.
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