About Sanctuary of Tophet
The Sanctuary of Tophet holds the remains of a vast number of children’s graves dating back to the Punic period of Carthage.
Many historians have speculated that the Carthaginians practised child-sacrifice during times of serious hardship, though this point is hotly disputed.
Today this eerie site can be found near the Punic Port and the Sanctuary of Tophet also contains a Roman necropolis.
Part of the Archaeological site of Carthage, Byrsa Hill contains a number of remains from the original Punic city of Carthage as well as the Carthage National Museum and St Louis Cathedral.
The Magon Quarter in Carthage holds the remains of a small Punic residential site and section of the ancient defensive wall.
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