| June 7th, 2023

Wed Jun 7 21:33:23 2023
(*4cfb807c*):: https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2014-01-23-ancient-carthaginians-really-did-sacrifice-their-children
*** Ancient Carthaginians really did sacrifice their children |
*** After decades of scholarship denying that the Carthaginians sacrificed their children, new research has found ‘overwhelming’ evidence that this ancient civilisation really did carry out the practice.
*** ox.ac.uk


The practice was also carried out by their neighbours at other Phoenician colonies in Sicily, Sardinia and Malta.


'Perhaps the reason the people who established Carthage and its neighbours left their original home of Phoenicia – modern-day Lebanon – was because others there disapproved of their unusual religious practice.

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