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Tophet. Detail: stela.
9th-2nd c BCE Phoenician Phoenician (Punic) Sculpture

PHOENICIAN Anonymous (active c. 1500 BCE - 64 BCE)
PHOENICIAN Anonymous (active c. 1500 BCE - 64 BCE) Primary
c. 899 BCE-146 BCE
9th-2nd c BCE
Phoenician (Punic)
Carthage. Tophet. Tunisia.
3500 infant burials and cremated bones of animals were found here. Greek and Roman sources say the children and animals were sacrificed.

Caption: PUNIC | Tophet. Detail: stela. | c. 899 BCE-146 BCE | Carthaginian | Phoenician

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