ASOR Punic Project/James Whitred

The dramatic contents of a Tophet burial urn from Tanit II. With a child’s bones and teeth, darkened by flames, are amulets and beads also offered to the gods. In the front row, from left to right are: a silver spacer bead, an Egyptian amulet in the form of a sow, a silver double-axe spacer bead, three of the child’s teeth, two beads of Baltic amber, one carnelian bead, and a silver spacer bead. In the second row, from left to right are: a cluster of silver beads, two Egyptian domino amulets, an Egyptian udjat or “Eye of Horus” amulet, and a cluster of conical bone beads. The beads may have once been strung on a necklace.