The images you'll see as you scroll down to the current text are all part of the story telling in my novel, Realms of Gold:Ritual to Romance.

Bianca Caldwell, pen name, Bianca Fiore, is a writer for an art magazine. In each of her monthly stories she describes an object used in ancient ritual.

Museo, Villa Communale, Chieti, Abbruzo, The Capestrano Warrior

I came across this sandstone statue of a warrior chieftain in the museum in Chieti, Abruzzo, South Italy--and had never seen anything like it before. It is of the same period as the Hallstatt Celtic finds of Lady of Vix and the Hochdorf Prince. (6th century B.C.) In the past few decades this image has been used as a symbol the Abruzzo . The Capestrano Warrior is unique, as there are only a few life-sized sculptures from native Italian tribes. Although this is considered the area of Latin tribes (the , there a marked similarity to another sandstone statue found Germany.