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One civilization comes in contact with another
One morning in February 1846, a little over 150 years ago, the young Englishman Austen Henry Layard was returning to work after visiting his friend Sheikh Abd-ur-rahman, the head of a local Arab tribe. Layard had been in northern Mesopotamia...
Archaeology Odyssey, January/February 2001
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