Viking Pan Flute


Archaeologists have discovered a Viking pan flute at the Coppergate site of old Jorvik (present-day York, England). This particular piece was fashioned from a small slab of boxwood, and holes were bored into it at different depths, with each hole producing a different sound. Due to the presence of a lanyard hole, it is believed this pan flute was designed to be an easily and personally portable musical instrument, similar to a modern-day harmonica.

Dated to the 10th century C.E.
Length: 9.5 cm / Width: 5.5 cm / Thickness: 1.2 cm