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Lyre of Ur
- A project to reconstruct a lyre - 4,750 years old (predating the Great Pyramid by 750 years). Includes technical information about construction, with details of the project.
The Lyre Project
- An illustrated account of constructing a replica of a Saxon lyre from the 7th Century CE, commonly known as the Sutton Hoo lyre.
The Saxon Lyre
- History, construction, and playing techniques.
Sumerian Bull Lyre
- An account of a reconstruction (for Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions, Massachusetts) of a lyre, developed by the Sumerians of ancient Iraq around 3200 BCE.
The Sumerian Gold Lyre
- An account of one of the Sumerian stringed instruments discovered at the ancient site of Ur in 1927 by Sir Leonard Woolley. Includes a history, details of construction, and information about music of the time.
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