It is a relic of a different age.
The most interesting Roman relic is "London Stone."
His power is limited by a council of state, a relic of colonial days.
The relic was dug up on the Aventine in 1705, and is now in the Louvre.
The worship was a relic of the Phoenician cult of Astarte.
From four to five hundred vessels of pottery finely made and elegantly shaped are indicated by the fragments recovered from the relic bed.
The contents of the relic beds indicate that they belong for the most part to the age of bronze, although in some cases they may be referred to the latter part of the Stone age.
One theory is that it is a relic of the early Christian church, symbolizing the battle of life and the triumph of good over evil.
A noteworthy relic of the Roman occupation, however, appears in its original place.
The lake really lies on the watershed between the two, and is probably a glacial relic.
The chief relic is a gateway flanked by massive round towers, known as the Porte Saint-Pierre.
Even the mere money value of the lost pieces must be immense, and among them is the central relic box, which would have told us in whose honour the monument was put up.
In this, the earliest period of Saxon history recorded, there appears to be no relic of the Christianity of the Britons, which at one time was well in evidence.
This left the Tour Burbant as its sole relic of the middle ages.
Einbeck grew up originally round the monastery of St Alexander (founded 1080), famous for its relic of the True Blood.
The present crater-wall of Monte Somma is doubtless a relic of that time.
The chapel, higher up the bank, a relic of great beauty, was founded in 1446 by William St Clair, 3rd earl of Orkney.
The church, which is the only important relic of the foundation, is cruciform, with a low central tower.
In it is preserved a relic supposed to be the right arm of St Augustine, brought from Pavia in 1842.
The chapel served as the sanctuary of the relic lodged in the upper chapel, and the whole building was attached as the place of worship to the king's palace.
A relic of pre-Reformation times, these old men still figure in the accounts of English cathedrals.