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grumble-grumble: “ Altar/Tophet commemorating sacrificed children, representing symbols of the consort of Ba’al,  Tanit, Carthaginian and Phoenician Goddess of the moon. ”

grumble-grumble: Altar/Tophet commemorating sacrificed children, representing symbols of the consort of Ba’al, Tanit, Carthaginian and Phoenician Goddess of the moon.

Stone sculpture; face of sphinx that probably belonged to the head of a colossal sphinx put together from different materials such as wood and bronze; regarded as having magical powers.

face of sphinx that probably belonged to the head of a colossal sphinx put together from different materials such as wood and bronze; regarded as having magical powers. © The Trustees of the British Museum

World's oldest masks, found near Jerusalem....

World's oldest masks displayed in Israel - The eleven masks from the Judean desert on display all differ slightly. Believed to be from the Neolithic period, the masks out date any known religion or ritual practice.