Bronze symbol of Tanit, the Phoenician Goddess found in 2014 at the Freres College dIg in Sidon, Lebanon. The artifacts are from various periods, the oldest is a public building from the 3rd millenium BCE.
Phoenician grinning mask (5th century BCE) found in San Sperate, Sardinia, on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari. It's an example of the "sardanios ghelos", the sardonic laugh mentioned by Homer and others in ancient times.
The Phoenician Religion, as in many other ancient cultures, was an inseparable part of everyday life. Gods such as Baal, Astarte, and Melqart had temples built in their name, offerings and sacrifices were regularly made to them, royalty performed as their high priests, and even ships carried their representations. Influenced by their predecessors and neighbours, the Phoenicians would spread their beliefs around the Mediterranean. (Article by Mark Cartwright) -- AHE