Oberflacht 31 drawing An Alamannic Lyre, a highly interesting and important document of the history of music, has been discovered - so far as is known the first time ever - in 1810 in a cemetery of the 7th century at Oberflacht (near Tuttlingen in Southern Germany) and has been left unnoticed.
Reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon lyre by the British Museum, based on small pieces of maple wood found at the Sutton Hoo burial. The Museum curators used the 8th century Vespasian Psalter as a guide (Carver, p. 29-30). The 2.7cm high bridge of a 10th century wooden lyre was found at York (Hall, p. 115). Lyres might have been played as an accompaniment to skaldic verse or singing.