Reconstructed Sutton Hoo Helmet, which was part of the Staffordshire Hoard is the largest hoard of A...


Look: Ancient lyre from Kazakhstan could rewrite medieval history

The Sutton Hoo lyre has a cousin.

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The Anglo-Saxon lyre is one of the most iconic musical instruments of medieval Europe.

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Many replicas today are based on an artifact found at Sutton Hoo, a massive Anglo-Saxon burial site in England.

The grounds hold graves dating to the 6th century, filled with riches. It shed light on the lives of people in what was called the Dark Ages.