Fragments of an Anglo-Saxon Lyre

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The remains of a six-stringed maple wood lyre were found in the excavations of the royal burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, now in the British Museum. The Museum also has a playable modern replica.  More information, with a video of a reconstructed harp being played, can be found here

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Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1. Excavated 1939. British Museum Registration number 1939,1010.203.65.

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7th century
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Length: 2.3 centimetres
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British Museum