Blood on the Altar: The Children Sacrificed to God

Published on November 5, 2020 by

3000-years-ago, in what is modern-day Lebanon, lived one of the most sophisticated people of the ancient world: the Phoenicians. At its height, the Phoenician empire rivalled the great civilisations of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. But, is there a dark side to these people. Many archaeologists and historians believe they also sacrificed their own children in horrifying religious rituals. Did these blood-curdling rituals really take place? Other scholars dismiss the stories as ancient smear campaigns.

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