The elephant army of the ancient world
How Hannibal Barca conquered the Alps but not the Romans
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Hannibal Barca is one of the most important figures in history. He conquered parts of Spain, France, Italy, and Africa in the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE. He and his father were the biggest threat to the Roman Republic and went to extreme lengths to beat them. Most daringly, he led an army of elephants on a treacherous journey through enemy territory and dangerous mountain ranges in order to wreak revenge on the Romans for beating Carthage.
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