Hannibal’s route across the Alps:
This site gives the chronology of the alpine crossing but mistakenly
states the subject has “no importance.” Identifying
the actual route taken by the Punic Army will allow archaeologists
to focus on likely sites from which the recovery of artifacts will
provide new and important data on Carthage and its military arm.
of Damien Lewis, bestselling author of Operation Certain Death,
Cobra Gold, Bloody Heroes and Slave. Damien is a journalist with
experience in major war and disaster zones, BBC-WWF Wildscreen Award
Winner as well as the bestselling author of several fiction and
non-fiction books. His narrative exploits of the SAS, elite soldiers
of the British Army’s 22nd Regiment, have won him international
acclaim. Damien’s review of The Warmaker paints the Carthagianian
Corps of Hannibal as a forerunner of the elite SAS, a point well
taken after studying the Punic Wars for two decades.
Carthage and its Coinage:
a chronologic review by John Tatman:
This site provides credible information and reference related to
what is known of Carthaginian coinage. The site provides a forward,
overview and chronology linked mainly to treaties and warfare.
Patrick Hunt, Alpine archaeology:
Hannibal in the Alps, 2006, Archaeolog, Stanford University, http://www.patrickhunt.net/
. Professor Hunt favors the Col du Clapier (northern route variant)
as the ultimate col of passage of the Punic Army, a vector not supported
by the environmental evidence (see Mahaney, 2008, Hannibal’s
Odyssey: Environmental Background to the Alpine Invasion of Italia,
Gorgias Press, Piscataway, NJ, 221 pp.