Here are some more ancient scales from various regions of the Middle East I have found in websites and books.
The first collection comes from Helmhotz,whose 19th century research from his European vantage point contradicts what I’ve learned from current performers who are well-versed in Middle Eastern music.
Here is another “Arabic Medieval” template that was used to create the various Middle Eastern scales:
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