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Tophet de Carthage

Rue de Hannibal, Carthage 2016, Tunisia
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Charming and well preserved site to discover Punic burial customs and history. Guides are available... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Samuel M
,
Ermont, France
via mobile
Site of child sacrifices?

The site is not intact and headstones have been moved, hence the three star rating. Opinion is... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Helen A
,
Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Rue de Hannibal, Carthage 2016, Tunisia
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Charming and well preserved site to discover Punic burial customs and history. Guides are available and fine.

Thank Samuel M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The site is not intact and headstones have been moved, hence the three star rating. Opinion is still divided on whether children were sacrificed here by the Punics to their gods but it seems likely.

Thank Helen A
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

This cemetery of Punic children dating from over 2,000 years is a reminder of the barbarism of ancient times when child sacrifices were part of religious rituals. Not much by way of interpretation though the custodian offered to take us round.

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We saw it but it does not take long to view. If we were walking to it we probably would not bother but as we had a private taxi we took a peek.

Thank streakey
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Roman Baths just before they closed. Luckily Mohammad, a local tour guide found us and offered to take us on a little tour of the sights in Carthage. He showed us the Phoenician Port, which had a beautiful view of the...More

Thank Helena R
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Included on the ten dinar ticket. Its not easy to find but worth a visit. Lots of walking involved to get there. See my directions on my museum review.

Thank streakey
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

Really cool place to see, we had a tourist guide who told us everything about the place, if you don't have one you will see gravestones and that's it ... bring some refreshment with you

Thank Gorski S
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Reviewed July 11, 2015

There are many cippi and stelae of stones as monuments of children who were burned in the religion of carthage. You can see on the left and right of the entrance plus in lower level as wsell. The lower part was a bit of dark...More

Thank Farida2022
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Reviewed April 14, 2015

Not a whole lot to say about many headstones and a small cave, as this was our first stop on our cruise excursion our tour guild was informative and I was not sure what we were looking at.

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed February 20, 2015

This Punic site has many small carved stone monuments (gravestones?). Former site of child sacrifices. Part of a pleasant stroll through Carthage.

Thank peripatetic845
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