Hannibal's Famous Alps Crossing Revealed By Ancient Animal Poop | Popular Science
- owels in the same areaOne of the astonishing things about Hannibalâ€™s crossing of the Alps was that he was able to successfully move such a tremendous number of men and animals over such treacherous, unforgiving terrain. Conditions were likely terrible, and Inadequate clothing coupled with severe weather probably made it a harrowing experience for the average soldier. His army consisted of some 30,000 soldiers, 15,000 horses and at least 37 elephants.
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