The Lur

The lur from the Oseberg find is just a small fraction of items found in a burial mound richly equipped for a Norwegian princess at her burial in AD 834 according to C14 dating. The cone-shaped wind instrument was found in a box made of oak wood, richly decorated with iron ornaments, along with other items. The photo shows a modern Swedish folk-instrument of the same kind with birch bark wrapped around it. The original lur appears to have been held together by willow.
- 14. august 2004 -