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The Tophet was the final resting place for the still-born and for children who died in early infancy.
Were it not for a few classical accounts, scholars would probably not attribute the burials in the Carthage Tophet to child sacrifice. Some of the more sensational stories, such as those related by the first-century B.C. historian Diodorus...
Archaeology Odyssey, November/December 2000
The Egyptian roots
Among the many features of Western intellectual history that can be traced to the ancient Near East, none has been more powerful than the idea of transcendental monotheism—the belief in only one god who exists eternally and apart from his...
Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 1999