CARTHAGE: Child SACRIFICE
- uploaded: Jan 22, 2011
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The CITY-STATE of ancient CARTHAGE was a TERRIBLE place to be for CHILDREN.
In times of DROUGHT, WAR, STRESS, CROP FAILURE, you name it, Carthaginians would SACRIFICE the first born child from Noble families....
If THAT didn't work, they would then start in on the rest....
Carthaginians would hand their children over to PRIESTS that would ritually STRANGLE them, then toss the little bodies into the fire in hopes of appeasing the God BA'AL...
The GRAVEYARD above is full of nothing but CHILDREN!
The ROMANS used they child sacrifice ploy as a reason to HATE and WIPE out the EXTREMELY WEALTHY people of CARTHAGE!
The Romans killed half a million of them, placed 50,000 into SLAVERY, then burned CARTHAGE to the ground!
HANNIBAL the GREAT was from CARTHAGE!