Sacred Mountain in Cartagena, Spain

In 227 BC, General Hasdrubal the Fair founded Qart Hadasht (today’s Cartagena). The Carthaginians maintained control of the city until 209 BC. During this 18 year period, the Baal Hammon temple was built on top of Sacred Mountain (Monte Sacro). Baʿal Ḥammon was the Carthaginian weather deity and king of the gods. During the Roman period, the temple was dedicated to Cronus, leader of the Titans. All that remains is an abandoned mill and military observation tower. Yet plans are underway for an archeological excavation.


Monte Sacro, Calle Rosario, 65-53, 30202 Cartagena, Murcia, Spain


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