Illustration: Some Hindu rituals go back thousands of years, and involve verses whose meaning is long, long lost AFP

Did Ancient Prayers Actually Come From Birdsong?

The syntax of obscure Hindu Vedic chants whose origin is lost in time isn't like any known human language, but matches the patterns of two bird species

Some things are so old that they transcend history, like pottery. Music is the same, but it s harder to study.

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