Lyre restored from remains.Have been found in Athens Greece, and it'sprobably or century BC. The lyre was a stringed instrument plucked with the fingers or a plectrum. The tortoise shell served as a sound box. The strings stretched over a.
Byzantine music, Byzantine composers, Performers of Byzantine music
Byzantine_musician_6th_cent_ The tabouras is a similar instrument to both bouzouki and saz, and with a longer recorded history. It is mentioned in the famous 12th century Byzantine epic poem 'Digenis Akritis', which narrates the deeds of a border warrior. At one point in the poem Akritis, “entered his chamber, picked up his tambouras and tuned it.