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Hannibal’s route across the Alps been confirmed by geologists?

The Punic wars between Rome and Carthage (a Phoenician city in modern day North Africa) for dominance over the Mediterranean were the dominant theme of Roman history during its middle Republican era, and the greatest story to come down to the present day is that of Hannibal’s 15 year invasion of Italy commencing in 217BCE. He marched across Gaul from Carthaginian Spain and crossed the Alps with his entire host, including cavalry and the famed 37 war elephants, and while he won battles and lost a war (against Scipio Africanus in 202BCE, though Cathage’s final defeat and annihilation wasn’t until the end of the 3rd Punic war in 146BCE), his feat was honoured by his foes for centuries and remains on of History’s legends of great military feats.

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