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Where did bagpipes originate from?
My mate Marc is sitting here grinning and saying "Go on then, put that out on iQ".

Please help me shut him up once and for all!
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Topaz2308 answers:

It is believed it was in Scotland but it actually didn't become popular there until around the 15th Century. It is though believed Emperor Nero played something not dissimilar to the bag pipes and the Romans played the Tibia Utricularis made from the tibia of a human skeleton. The allos is more like the bagpipes though as it had more pipes like the ones we know today.

So it is said they are of Roman descent not of Scottish origin.


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xoloriib answers:

I did read somewhere (sorry I can't remember where) that they were invented by the Hittites. They lived in Anatolia before the Turks invaded it.

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high1971 answers:

the scottish bag pipes we use today are actually a cover of the indian bag pipes the roman ones were more like the irish pipes

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