Where was Hannibal ambushed on his first day in the Alps – (Part 1) Col de Couz

One of the main aims of the 2019 Tour de Travoy was to visit a number of locations where Hannibal may have been ambushed on his first day in the Alps in 218 BC. Most historians up until now have concentrated on the view of Italy from the summit of the main pass Hannibal’s army … Continue reading Where was Hannibal ambushed on his first day in the Alps – (Part 1) Col de Couz

Where was Hannibal ambushed on his first day in the Alps – (Part 2) Col du Chat

In Part 1 of this 2-part article, I considered if Hannibal was ambushed at the Col de Couz as promoted by local archaeologist, Aime Bocquet. Interestingly, the American historian Theodore Ayrault Dodge also did consider that Hannibal may have taken this route through Les Echelles and over the Col de Couz before dismissing it as … Continue reading Where was Hannibal ambushed on his first day in the Alps – (Part 2) Col du Chat