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November 14, 2010

Cedar Trivia

What medieval river's estuary ended in a series of rapids and waterfalls that was sometimes called Essoupi (the Swallower), Stroukon (the Runner), Gelandri (the Shrieker), or Leanti (the Laugher) and served to hamper traffic along the "Amber Road?"

Vivian Ramalingam correctly answered last week's question, identifying the pictured instrument as a gusli, an Eastern European cousin of the psaltery and the even older monochord, originally used in Russia or the Ukraine during the 12th or 13th century.

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