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Non-profit organization researching the background and the making of the original instrument. Includes drawings and photos. [English, German and French]

The Lyre of Ur

Lyre of Ur, Almost 5000 years old the Lyre of Ur or the Harp of Ur is truly the oldest wonder of the world of music.

Harp Of Ur - Lyre Of Ur

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