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Friday, July 27, 2018
A child burial in Sidon (Lebanon)
PHOENICIAN WATCH: Canaanite Child's Jar Burial Revealed in Ancient Sidon. Archaeological discovery of Islamic-era fort shows the Lebanese coastal city's continuous occupation over thousands of years (Ruth Schuster, Haaretz). There is no indication in the report that this is anything but a normal burial of a child. Contrast many of the burial jars excavated in (much later) Punic Carthage, which seem to be of sacrificed children.