Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tophet at Carthage

PUNIC WATCH: Tophet at Carthage. An ancient burial ground believed to be used for ritual sacrifice (Atlas Obscura).
Tophets are at the center of one of the most contentious archaeological debates surrounding the region of northern Africa that was once part of the ancient Carthaginian Empire. The enigmatic ancient cemeteries are believed to have been used for the ritual sacrifice of children and animals.
As usual with Atlas Obscura, this article has some good photos.

For past PaleoJudaica posts on the debate over child sacrifice at Carthage, see here and links.

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