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.

The Staffordshire Hoard: Holy Relic

Inlaid with garnets, and perhaps glass, a gold cross seems to have been crumpled before being buried with the rest of the treasure.

Art by Daniel Dociu; Artifact re-creations source: Kevin Leahy, Portable Antiquities Scheme
This illustration depicts the cross as new, ready to adorn an altar or be carried into battle.

Reposted from National Geographic