Tracing Hannibal's route through the Alps
- This obviously has nothing to do with "waterways," but may be of
interest re tracking ancient pathways and activity.
Some geoscientists are proposing that the route Hannibal used to march
his elephants over the Alps can be traced by looking for
"One of the many clues in the ancient literature that can help answer
this question is the mention of fired rock, the result of a
conflagration Hannibal is reputed to have employed to reduce the size
of boulders in a blocking rockslide some distance down from the high
col on the Italian side. The only route with evidence of fired rock
along the roadway leading into Italia follows the Col du Clapier, one
of the possible northern routes discussed by historians..."
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