Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 1.5) Col de la Traversette (updated)

15 months ago,  I wrote an extensive article about whether Hannibal may have crossed over the Col de la Traversette in 218 BC on his way to attack the Roman army in Italy. It was based on considerable coverage in the world's media during April 2016 of the results of core samples taken by Professor … Continue reading Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 1.5) Col de la Traversette (updated)

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Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 2.5) Col de Montgenevre

Last year, I wrote how there have been over 1,000 books published about Hannibal and how in almost every book, there is a different route for Hannibal's crossing of the Alps. That is a slight exaggeration but there certainly has been several hundred books published about Hannibal over the last 2,000 years. Last year, I … Continue reading Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 2.5) Col de Montgenevre

Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 3.5) Col du Petit Saint Bernard (updated)

I wrote last year, that in my opinion, the most convincing argument for where Hannibal crossed the Alps was published 130 years ago by the American historian, Theodore Ayrualt Dodge, who was convinced that Hannibal used the Petit Saint Bernard pass. Theodore Dodge was an American military historian and his book about Hannibal's life is … Continue reading Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 3.5) Col du Petit Saint Bernard (updated)

Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 1) Col de la Traversette

It  was a year ago this week that newspapers around the world reported that the 2,200 year old mystery as to where Hannibal had crossed over the Alps may have been solved. The newspapers printed the results of an investigation by Professor Bill Mahaney of Toronto University and his team into samples of soil taken from … Continue reading Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 1) Col de la Traversette

Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 2) Col du Clapier / Mont Cenis

Much ink has been spilled over the last 2,000 years in numerous arguments between many historians over the precise route that Hannibal took across the Alps. There have apparently been over 1,000 books published about Hannibal and no two books include the exact same route. The audacity of Hannibal in marching his army of 50,000 … Continue reading Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 2) Col du Clapier / Mont Cenis

Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 3) Col du Petit Saint Bernard

In my opinion, the most convincing argument for where Hannibal crossed the Alps was published 120 years ago by the American historian, Theodore Ayrualt Dodge, who was convinced that Hannibal used the Petit Saint Bernard pass. Dodge was an American general who fought in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysberg in the American … Continue reading Where did Hannibal cross the Alps (Part 3) Col du Petit Saint Bernard

Over 1,000 books have been wrote about Hannibal but none of them agree on where he crossed the Alps in 218 BC (Bourg Saint Maurice 2016 Day 12)

Today's photo shows Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps on his way to Italy to fight the Romans. Where Hannibal crossed the Alps has perplexped scholars for over 2,000 years but I hadn't gave it a moments thought until today. I spotted a pass near to Bourg Saint Maurice called the Col de la … Continue reading Over 1,000 books have been wrote about Hannibal but none of them agree on where he crossed the Alps in 218 BC (Bourg Saint Maurice 2016 Day 12)