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After 2,000 Years, Ptolemy's War Elephants Are Revealed

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 1517 days ago -
If you think back to history class, you might remember the tale of Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in 218 B.C. to sneak up on Rome during the Punic Wars. It was notable not just because he brought an entire army from Carthage to Rome the long way around

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Jaime Alves (52)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 6:46 am
Noted, thanks.

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 7:55 am
Thanks for sharing

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:05 pm
Noted, thanks.

Roger G (154)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 2:19 pm
noted, thanks

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 9:34 pm
I know human beings used all kinds of animals in war but it was hard to read the account of how the elephants fought. They must have suffered terribly both in the distances they travelled and in the actual battles.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 10:50 pm
Fascinating accounts and theories are abound in this story as well
as in the comments section..

ty, Marty.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday January 24, 2014, 8:58 am
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