OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A sophomore college honors student in Oklahoma is believed to be the first person to transcribe and play a song found on a more than 500-year-old painting.
Twenty-year-old Amelia Hamrick says she was goofing off on the Oklahoma Christian University campus recently with a friend when they decided to take another look at Hieronymus Bosch's painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights."
The three-panel painting was created around the year 1500 and depicts mankind's descent into Hell.
Hamrick found a new detail: a musical notation on the backside of one of the nude figures in the piece and she began transcribing it to modern notation. She recorded it and posted the audio file to her personal blog, where it quickly gained popularity.
Hamrick calls the painting a "500-year-old Where's Waldo poster."
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