Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in 218 BC was one of the major events of the
Second Punic War ...... However, Hannibal's remaining elephants, which were
completely famished, were still unabl...
Apr 3, 2016 ... Their commander Hannibal marched his troops, including cavalry and African
war elephants, across a high pass in the Alps to strike at Rome ...
May 18, 2013 ... Elephants have become synonymous with the name of the great Carthaginian ...
On his way to the Alps, in 218, Hannibal had to cross first the ...
Apr 6, 2016 ... Hannibal leads his Carthaginian army across the Alps. ... His army consisted of
some 30,000 soldiers, 15,000 horses and at least 37 elephants.
A surprising innovation may have helped the Carthaginians cross the snow-
covered terrain of the Alps.
Crossing the Alps was remarkable, but Hannibal did much more than that. ... So,
while it is true that Hannibal brought his elephants across the Alps, he did so ...
Hannibal had more than 80 elephants at his disposal to intimidate his enemies
on the battlefield, but they were a logistical nightmare for the army.
A humor piece on Hannibal, elephants, and the Punic Wars. ... The plan was to
sneak the elephants over the Alps, and surprise the Romans. Sneaking an army
Apr 7, 2016 ... 'Hannibal Crossing the Alps on an Elephant,' a painting by Nicolas Poussin. ...
argued about the route Hannibal took across the Alps. Until now, ...
Apr 5, 2016 ... Scientists say that a thin crust of ancient excrement left by Hannibal's animals,
which famously included 37 elephants, could reveal the route the ...