The Temple of Salomon was designed according to Phoenician parameters. One may suppose that its biblical description would give an idea of how Phoenician temples looked like. In the Phoenician religion, specifically, there are three main gods sometimes known by different names.
In spite of El’s importance, Baal was the most worshiped god among Phoenicians. He was also worshiped in the Phoenician colonies, especially in Carthage. People believed that, when the snow on the Lebanese mountains melted down and made the water of the rivers cleaner, it actually meant that Baal was reborn, and the Phoenicians celebrated the event once a year.
The Phoenician religious ceremonies took place in temples and also outdoors. Sacrifice of sheep and children were significant demonstrations of their religiosity as well. Regarding the handling of the dead, it is known that the Phoenicians buried the dead in tombs excavated on the side of the mountains near the cities. Men were buried with their weapons and women took to the grave ceramic vessels and other ornaments.
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