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January 29, 2013

The lore of the lur

Filed under: Cultural Differences,Just Stuff — theotheri @ 9:09 pm

The lur is a musical instrument probably first created in the Bronze Age and used in Scandinavia 3-4,ooo years ago.  A lur dating back several thousand years ago was found several hundred years ago in a Danish peat bog.  It is still in working order today, with a haunting sound, that can call across the mountains.

The lur is still immensely popular in Denmark, and has given its name to  –

 A wonderfully smooth, haunting pack of — BUTTER!


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