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Biblical Harp, Israel

Why It's Unique: These harps—reportedly the first made in Israel in 2,000 years—are, in part, inspired by the Old Testament story of David playing his harp for an ailing King Saul. David was onto something: a study found that harp music does have healthful effects on listeners, perhaps by regulating heart rhythms. Plus, these hardwood lap harps (door harps, which chime when the door opens, are also for sale) are beautiful, even for novice strummers.

Where to Find It: Just outside Jerusalem, at the House of Harrari.

Cost: Door harps start at $80 and hand-held harps start at $1,200.

From the article The World's Strangest Souvenirs

The World's Strangest Souvenirs

Biblical Harp, Israel

Why It's Unique: These harps—reportedly the first made in Israel in 2,000 years—are, in part, inspired by the Old Testament story of David playing his harp for an ailing King Saul. David was onto something: a study found that harp music does have healthful effects on listeners, perhaps by regulating heart rhythms. Plus, these hardwood lap harps (door harps, which chime when the door opens, are also for sale) are beautiful, even for novice strummers.

Where to Find It: Just outside Jerusalem, at the House of Harrari.

Cost: Door harps start at $80 and hand-held harps start at $1,200.

From the article The World's Strangest Souvenirs

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The World's Strangest Souvenirs

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