For 40 years Mr. Nasser Makhoul had created a numerous number of instruments which he had reproduced with same concept and material back 3000 B.C. Throughout his travels around the world with his Folkloric group Nasser Makhoul gathered the pictures, references and manuscripts of historic musical instruments from different museums, archeological centers and libraries. The search took him 30 years.

In 2001, he started the project of reproducing these historic musical instruments. He drew sketches collected wood, raw materials, and leather to start the reproduction in his workshop.

On 16-17-18 /10/2003 Nasser Makhoul celebrated the completion of his project and the historic instruments were displayed at the “Unesco” palace in Beirut.

The exhibition was under the patronage of the fares foundation in cooperation with the Unesco regional office in Beirut & the Ministry of Culture & the Lebanese Heritage Center at the Lebanese American University .

The exhibition includes: 52 musical instruments back from 3000 b.c. till the seventeenth century. And this exhibition will reach around the worldwide to distribute the knowledge and information for the awareness of everyone.

These are the instruments that Nasser Makhoul had reproduced with the same concept and material back from 3000 b.c. to the seventieth century.


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Naser Makhoul’s immeasurable talent and creativity was recognized all over the world

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animal horn 5000 b.c. paleolithic age
cymbal “sounoug 2500 b.c. babilonian age
bronze drum “nacra” 2000 b.c. phenician age
cymbal of tarouad”sange” 1200 b.c. greek age
round tambourine 1000 b.c. phenician age
hollow drum “tabl” 750 b.c. assyrian age
drum on vase “comcom “ 1000 b.c. hebrew age
rectangular tambourine 1400 b.c. pharaonic age
egyptian drum 1400 b.c. pharaonic age
split drum 1260 b.c. mongolian age


wood hand “safakat” 3000 b.c. pharaonic age
bow sistre “shakhalil” 2100 b.c. pharaonic age
crecelle “araara “ 1700 b.c. pharaonic age
clicket “taataka “ 1700 b.c. pharaonic age
clinker “khechkhaiche” 1000 b.c. valley of sind
embalm bell”jaras tahnit” 1500 b.c. pharaonic age
bell overbow “joljol “ 1500 b.c. phenician age


sumerienne harp 3000 b.c. sumerian age
harp on support 2500 b.c. pharaonic age
babie lyre 1900 b.c. babylionian age
shoulder harp 1800 b.c. pharaonic age
phenicien genk 1450 b.c. phenician age
navyform harp 1300 b.c. pharaonic age
arameenne guitar 900 b.c. aramean age
greek lyre 400 b.c. greek age
greek citara 400 b.c. greek age
persian citara 600 a.c. persian age
poet lyre 700 a.c. greek age
round rabab 800 a.c. abbasside age
kinnor pharaonic 180 b.c.pharaonic age
long rabab 700 a.c. persian age
tambura 1700 a.c. turkish age
lyre of niron 64a.c. roman age


sea-shell 6000 b.c. paliolithic age
primitive music bone 40 000 b.c. paliolithic age
cane flute 1000 b.c. hebrew age
ceramic flute 2300 b.c. chaldean age
bagpipe curve 550 b.c. persian age
roman bagpipe 300 b.c. roman age
horn roman 50 a.c. roman age
celtic pipe 400 a.c. celtic age
double bagpipes 650 a.c. greek age
double flutes 750 a.c. roman age
celtic cor 450 a.c. celtic age
pipes flute 1700 a.c. greek age
roman cornet 450 a.c. roman age
mouth orgue 1000 b.c. chinese age
panes flute 1200 a.c. south-america
pottery bagpipe 2000 b.c. pharaonic age
natural horn 1300 a.c. roman age
unique flute 1400 a.c. indian
musical fruits horn 1300 a.c. east africa