Duo 4500-year-old reproduction lyre & pipes




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Published on Sep 29, 2007

This is a duet between the reconstructed lyre of ur and some reconstructed silver pipes found in the same grave.

Although the lyre strings didn't survive the intervening years, we can reconstruct a musical scale from the position of the holes in the pipes.

The original lyre and pipes were excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley at Ur, Mesopotamia. They were deposited in museums at Baghdad and Philadelphia.

The replica of the Lyre was made by Andy Lowings and friends.

The Silver pipes were evaluated and made by Bo Lawergren.

I made this video to support the Lyre of Ur project at

You can see a much higher-quality version at


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