Persian Dulcimer

The santur (also santūr, santour, santoor) is a hammered dulcimer of Iranian or Mesopotamian origins. The name ‘santur’ has several possible derivations. It has been thought by some to be derived via Aramaic from the Greek psalterion, which quickly became the generic term in the Greek world for a plucked instrument and which was widely used across the Graeco-Roman world, including Syria and Northern Mesopotamia.

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