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Posted By: Rumncoke
27-Apr-13 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
The 'Time team' TV program on British TV commissioned the building of a lyre when they discovered one in placed in a kings grave they dug.

It proved difficult as finding a piece of wood with the grain bent in the right way proved impossible. It was conjectured that in the far past branches were grown for the purpose, just as in later times trees were shaped to make the frames of ships.

The instrument was eventually made and played - an exciting sound.