The Dog, the Cat, and the Parrot
A spectacular gold ring around 1,400 years old went on display with other archaeological treasures at Saffron Walden Museum.
The ring is highly decorated with Anglo-Saxon motifs including birds and interlaced ornament, but it is the engraving on the bezel which has really excited the experts. This shows a belted human figure with a cross below a bird of prey, an intriguing mix of pagan Anglo-Saxon and Christian symbols. It has been dated it to 580 - 650 AD, around the time of the Sutton Hoo burial, when the new Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, including the kingdoms of Kent, Essex and East Anglia, were choosing between traditional beliefs and Christianity.
That funny feeling in your stomach is not just a feeling, it is a knowing! You have over 100 million neurons in this “second brain” known as your gut… so trust those gut feelings more!
Loving this morning. Cuddles with my sweet boy as I plunge into the world of Throne of Glass again.