Carthage burial grounds called Tophet holds urns with the cremated remains of thousands of babies. While some say Tophet is a site of child sacrifice, others contend it was used to bury babies and fetuses.
posted on 09/20/2012 1:14:24 PM PDT
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For a time I lived in Cadiz, Spain. Cadiz is perhaps the oldest continuously occupied city in western Europe having been founded 3,000 years ago by the Phoenicians and occupied ever since. This was the same gang that founded Carthage. In the city is a beautiful plaza the locals called Plaza Flores, the plaza of the flowers. It is full of stands selling bright fresh flowers and others selling the specialty of Cadiz, a medly of fried fish.
Curiously, looking up you will see that the official name is Plaza Topete. Like the location cited in the article here, it was originally the location of a Phoenician temple (tophet) from which it gets it's name. At the site there were the remains of numerous infants. The oral history say this was where the Phoenicians would sacrifice their first born child. Not surprisingly, the citizens prefer to call it the place of flowers rather than by that gruesome reference.
I note the skepticism in the article about human sacrifice, I only note that the site in the article is not unique in reputation.
posted on 09/20/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT
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To: NYer; SunkenCiv
STOP! You’re BOTH right! For certs, they had to do something respectful with the victims’ remains, or the gods would have vomited up the sacrifices as unworthy.
posted on 09/20/2012 7:16:02 PM PDT
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