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Sanctuary of Tophet

Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

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.