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  • Found in Spain: traces of Hannibal's troops

    01/29/2015 12:59:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    The Local, Spain's news in English ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jessica Jones
    Spanish archaeology students have discovered a 2,200-year-old moat in what is now the Catalan town of Valls, filled with objects providing evidence of the presence of troops of the Carthaginian general Hannibal in the area. The moat, which surrounded the Iberian town of Vilar de Vals, contained coins and lead projectiles, researchers said in a statement. It is estimated the moat could have had a width of 40 metres (131 feet), a depth of five metres, and a length of nearly half a kilometre. Jaume Noguera from the Prehistory department at the University of Barcelona, and Jordi López, from the...
  • Hannibal Crosses The Carpathians

    01/08/2014 12:16:33 AM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Hannibal Crosses The CarpathiansWhen did Hannibal cross the alps? According to http://carpenoctem.tv/military/hannibal.html it was in 218 B.C. Why did Hannibal take elephants to cross the alps? Hannibal took elephants across the Alps as weapons of war against the Romans. How many men crossed the alps with Hannibal? 50,000 infantry, 9,000 cavalry, and about 30 elephants when he first began the ascent. How many elephants did Hannibal have before he crossed the alps? Fifty
  • After awful crash with teen trapped, ‘angel’ priest suddenly appears on MO. Hwy

    08/08/2013 10:38:56 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    Fox4KC.com ^ | Posted on: 11:53 am, August 7, 2013 | by Michelle Pekarsky
    ... The New London Fire Chief said Lentz was pinned in between the steering wheel and the seat. As rescuers tried to cut her out, a medical team monitored her vitals and after 45 minutes, determined she was ‘failing and fast.’ After about an hour, Lentz asked rescue workers to pray out loud. That’s when they say a priest suddenly appeared. “He came up and approached the patient, and offered a prayer,” Chief Raymond Reed told KHQA-TV. “It was a Catholic priest who had anointing oil with him. A sense of calmness came over her, and it did us as...
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • ‘Dead babies in jars’ found in basement of old illegal abortion facility

    HANNIBAL, Missouri, February 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Criminals say that the most difficult part of a murder is what to do with the body. This was apparently true for an abortionist who operated a clandestine abortion facility from his home more than 60 years ago in the small town of Hannibal, Missouri. Contractors recently hired to renovate the old home discovered in the basement the remains of two tiny babies floating in a preservative solution inside two dusty jars with screw-on lids. “I know they did medical procedures and stuff,” said the property’s owner William C. Neff to Connecttristates.com. “I...
  • Strategic Lessons From Hannibal’s War

    04/05/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 21, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    With the world melting down and the Bard semester heating up, I’ve fallen behind in my grand strategy posts; apologies to all and I hope to catch up with a post next week (during Bard’s spring break) on Machiavelli. But today’s business is still the Second Punic War, the conflict between Carthage and Rome that engulfed most of the Mediterranean world in what would prove to be the most important war in the history of what would, thanks to Rome’s victory, one day become western civilization. In the last post I wrote about how Rome had a grand strategy that...
  • Hannibal's real Alpine trunk road to Rome is revealed

    04/14/2010 8:06:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | Norman Hammond
    From the Col du Mont Cenis in the north to the Col Agnel 35 miles (60km) almost due south of it three approach routes have been argued for. In the most recent study, Dr William Mahaney, a geomorphologist, and his colleagues have looked at the evidence from Classical sources. "As documented by Polybius and Livy in the ancient literature, Hannibal's army was blocked by a two-tier rockfall on the lee side of the Alps, a rubble sheet of considerable volume," they note in the journal Archaeometry. "The only such two-tier landform lies below the Col de la Traversette, 2,600...
  • Beyonce performs gig for Hannibal Gaddafi (Muammar's son)

    01/06/2010 9:06:52 PM PST · by libh8er · 12 replies · 1,212+ views
    News.com ^ | 1.6.10
    BEYONCE performed for an hour on New Year's Eve at a party thrown by Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's son, Hannibal, who has a long record of violence against women. The multiple Grammy award-winning star, 28, performed five songs at the Nikki Beach club on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, it has been revealed. The crowd included her husband Jay-Z, Usher, Microsoft founder Paul Allen and Lindsay Lohan. The New York Post could not confirm how much Beyonce was paid for the gig, but last year, singer Mariah Carey reportedly pocketed $1m for performing at Nikki Beach. Some vacationers on...
  • Scipio Africanus

    12/28/2008 7:25:14 PM PST · by M.K. Borders · 38 replies · 1,413+ views
    Vanity | 28,DEC,2008 | Myself
    Can anyone give the proper pronounciation for "Scipio", as in Scipio Africanus? Read the name for 40 years and have never heard it pronounced.
  • Italy to Pay $5 Billion to Libya in Landmark Accord (Colonialism reparations)

    08/31/2008 1:20:13 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 674+ views
    Voice of America ^ | August 30, 2008
    Italy agreed to pay Libya $5 billion as compensation for its 30-year occupation of the country during the 20th century. The money will be invested by Italy over a 25-year period. For VOA, Sabina Castelfranco reports from Rome. The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday signed a "friendship pact" with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. Under the pact, Italy agreed to compensate Libya for abuses it committed during its colonial rule of the North African country. Italy will invest $5 billion in Libya in a deal that effectively turns the page on colonial-era disputes that have long...
  • Libya about to stop selling oil to Switzerland MAJOR CRISIS AHEAD

    07/24/2008 4:28:23 AM PDT · by drzz · 63 replies · 532+ views
    Le Figaro ^ | 07 24 2008 | drzz
    Libya's dictatoship of Kadhafi has decided to suspend its oil selling toward Switzerland after Swiss authorities arrested and briefly detained Kadhafi's son in Geneva, last week, under the charges of having beaten two employees. Khadafi's son, Hannibal, seeks revenge. The Libya National Oil Company announced Libya will cancel its oil sells to Switzerland. Libyan oil represents 48% of Switzerland's needs.
  • Libya 'retaliates' after Swiss charge Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal

    07/24/2008 1:23:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 3,560+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk (excerpt) ^ | 23 July 2008 | Alexandra Williams
    Excerpt - Libya has taken "worryingly retaliatory measures" against Switzerland following the recent arrest of leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son in Geneva, according to the Swiss Foreign Ministry. Col Gaddafi's government has recalled some of its diplomats from Switzerland, reduced flights between the countries, stopped processing visa requests from Swiss citizens, demanded the closure of Swiss firms in Libya and detained two Swiss citizens. Swiss foreign minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has formally complained about the moves to her Libyan counterpart and has advised citizens not to travel to Libya. ~ snip ~
  • SWITZERLAND: HANNIBAL GHEDDAFI RELEASED ON BAIL (Son of Libya President Gadaffi)

    07/17/2008 1:57:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 584+ views
    agi.it ^ | July 17, 2008
    (AGI) - Geneva, 17 July - The detention of Hannibal Gheddafi, son of the Libyan President, and his wife lasted just one night. The Gheddafis, arrested yesterday evening accused of mistreating two staff of the hotel in Geneva where they were staying, were released after the payment of bail of 309,000 euro. The most serious charges were made against Colonel Gheddafi's daughter-in-law, 9 months' pregnant and admitted today to the University of Geneva hospital. The two employees of the Hotel Presidente Wilson, a Moroccan man and a Tunisian woman showed the injuries to the judge but the Gheddafis' lawyers...
  • Cannibalism is murder - even if the victim requests to be eaten

    05/09/2006 11:17:30 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 26 replies · 978+ views
    The Times ^ | May 10, 2006 | Roger Boyes
    The killer who cooked his dinner guests flashes his teeth at the judge as eight-year jail term is increased to lifeTHE longest-running horror show in modern German legal history, the stomach-churning trial of Armin Meiwes, the Cannibal of Rotenburg, ended yesterday with a clear verdict: a life jail term for murdering a man in order to eat his organs. As the Frankfurt judges pronounced sentence, Meiwes swayed, nodded, briefly flashed his notorious teeth at the bench and then disappeared through a concealed door to begin a sentence that is expected to last about 15 years. Behind him he left grisly,...
  • Lucca's Roman past revealed

    03/30/2006 9:34:39 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies · 451+ views
    ANSA ^ | March 30 2006
    Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a Roman presence long before the traditonal date of Roman settlement in 180 BCE - corroborating Roman historian Livy's account of the great Carthaginian general Hannibal passing through Lucca in 217 BCE... The discovery came after other finds last year which highlighted how Lucca thrived because of its strategic position on the main road that led towards Gaul. Among the treasures turned up were the remains of a well-preserved 2nd-century BC Roman house. Other digs have traced Lucca's beginnings under the Etruscans, a people who once ruled much of central Italy including Rome. Lucca's foundation...
  • Teenage boys arrested for sex acts on school bus

    11/16/2005 5:56:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 123 replies · 4,030+ views
    Copyright 2005 syracuse.com. All Rights Reserved. ^ | 11/15/2005, 11:44 p.m. ET | The Associated Press
    HANNIBAL, N.Y. (AP) — Some boys and girls in an Oswego County school district must sit in separate sections of their school buses following the arrest of two students for engaging in sexual activity on their ride home. State police said a 14-year-old boy was charged in juvenile court with forcing a 13-year-old girl into a sexual act and a 16-year-old boy was charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual misconduct involving a 14-year-old girl. Investigator Stephen Cadwell said the Hannibal Central Schools students were all on the same after-hours bus ride Nov. 7. "These cases are coincidental," Cadwell said....
  • Man cooked friend's brains

    03/15/2005 3:56:35 AM PST · by MadIvan · 85 replies · 2,410+ views
    The Evening Standard ^ | March 15, 2005 | Staff
    A convicted killer with a desire to eat his victims today admitted killing two men - cooking the brains of one of them.Peter Bryan, 35, was labelled The Cannibal after police found him cooking human brains. Bryan pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to the manslaughters on the grounds of diminished responsibility of Brian Cherry, 43, and Richard Loudwell, 59. The prosecution accepted not guilty pleas to murder charges because of the weight of psychiatric evidence. Bryan was sent to a secure hospital in 1994 after admitting the unlawful killing of 20-year-old shop assistant Nisha Sheth who was beaten to...
  • France - Hannibal Gadaffi, son of Libyan leader, indicted for beating pregnant girlfriend, weapons

    02/21/2005 10:02:11 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 1,230+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 21, 2005
    The parquet floor of Paris engages of the continuations against the son of Kadhafi The parquet floor of Paris will engage of the continuations against Hannibal Kadhafi, the son of president Libyen, for violences which he would have exerted on his partner at the time of a stay at the beginning of February in Paris, one learned Monday from legal source. Hannibal Kadhafi will be continued for "voluntary violence on anybody vulnerable, in the event his/her concubine pregnant, having involved a total disablement of work (ITT) of less than 8 days", one specified of the same source. Justice also...
  • Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)

    02/10/2005 10:45:08 AM PST · by TexKat · 140 replies · 4,965+ views
    WABC ^ | 2/10/05
    New York -WABC, Feb. 10, 2005) — A boil water advisory has gone out to 17 area towns this morning. All are serviced by the same water treatment tank where the body of a missing New Jersey woman was found last night. Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato is at the scene in Totowa with more. The medical examiner arrived at the Passaic Valley water treatment plant last night. It was clear, the news would be grim. They had found the body of a woman missing for several days. The discovery led officials to declare a boil water advisory for several...
  • Gaddafi son accused of more violence

    02/06/2005 11:03:14 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 740+ views
    Agence France Presse | February 6, 2005
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal Gaddafi, who was allegedly embroiled recently in scuffles in France, has also been accused of a violent incident in Denmark. "We have been informed by the police of this case of violence. But no complaint has been lodged with the police," the head of protocol at the Danish foreign ministry, ambassador Christopher Bo Bramsen, said. "We are following the matter," he said, adding that Hannibal Gaddafi held a diplomatic passport and therefore enjoyed diplomatic immunity. According to the tabloid Ekstra Bladet, Danish police were called three weeks ago to a violent incident involving...
  • Let's not read too much into the fate of ‘Alexander’(Hilarious Movie Review!)

    12/04/2004 9:22:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 54 replies · 3,230+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2004 | JAMES LILEKS
    The failure of "Alexander," the newspaper wrote, has "brutally exposed the cultural and moral divide which slices America in two." Uh-huh. "It is being suggested that a film about a global warrior with dyed blond hair and waxed legs was never going to conquer an America fresh out of a presidential election in which gay rights became a major issue." Is there another America they might be talking about? Major issue? Brutally exposed? The last thing an American movie brutally exposed was Kathy Bates in the hot-tub scene of "About Schmidt."
  • Gaddafi's son in brawl with French police after car chase

    09/25/2004 4:49:11 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 676+ views
    Telegraph ^ | February 26, 2004 | Kim Willsher
    The youngest son of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, was involved in a high-speed police chase through central Paris that ended in fisticuffs, according to French officials. The Porsche-driving Moutassim Gaddafi, 28, nicknamed "Hannibal", was pursued by French police after driving at speed down the Champs Elysees and allegedly jumping a red light early yesterday. The police eventually stopped his car at about 2am but, as they tried to speak to Mr Gaddafi, two other vehicles drew up. Their occupants, Mr Gaddafi's bodyguards, then tried to step between him and the officers, said police. An argument followed and one of...
  • Wedding Guests Eat Realtive

    08/10/2004 6:34:49 PM PDT · by missyme · 35 replies · 654+ views
    CNN ^ | August 9th, 2004
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Four members of a family have been arrested and charged with murder for allegedly killing and eating a relative during a wedding reception -- and serving his flesh to unwitting party guests, police have said. At the July 17 wedding of his daughter, Eladio Baule got angry with his cousin Benjie Ganay who tripped and accidentally touched the bride's bottom, said Senior Police Inspector Perla Bacuel, at Narra town in Palawan province, southwest of Manila. A few hours later, Baule, his son Gerald, another cousin Junnie Buyot and a nephew, Sabtuari Pique, allegedly confronted Ganay, then...
  • History Channel to air Ancient Battles [Persians-Greeks-Romans - starts 7/23]

    07/20/2004 10:29:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 2,821+ views
    CHN ^ | 7/21/04 | CHN
    The History Channel is going to air a new historical series entitled DECISIVE BATTLES including some classic wars between ancient Persian armies and Roman and Greek ones. The History Channel goes on location to the actual battlefields and integrates cutting-edge videogame technology to bring history and imagination together in the new series DECISIVE BATTLES. The half-hour series DECISIVE BATTLES premieres Friday, July 23 at 9-9:30pm ET/PT. The series is hosted by Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers) on location at the ancient battlefields and features expert commentary from the world©s foremost historians. DECISIVE BATTLES is unlike any series The History Channel...
  • Macaulay Culkin set to play Hannibal Lecter

    08/29/2003 7:44:04 AM PDT · by bedolido · 9 replies · 252+ views
    ITV ^ | 08/28/03 | Staff Writer
    Producers are currently casting The Lecter Variation which follows the character - famous for tucking into some fava beans and a nice glass of Chianti - from the age of 12 to 25. They think the Home Alone star would be the perfect choice after seeing him play a drug-taking gay killer in his new film Party Monster. But if Macaulay takes the role he will have a job to fill Sir Anthony Hopkins' shoes. In 1991, Hopkins won an Academy award for his portrayal of the bloodthirsty cannibal Dr Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs.
  • NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: Lecter's evil allows US to picture new age of terror

    10/05/2002 2:51:28 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 3 replies · 211+ views
    The Times ^ | October 5, 2002 | Nicholas Wapshott
    AS IF Americans did not have enough to worry about, Hannibal Lecter returned to the nation’s movie theatres last night. Sir Anthony Hopkins’s screen cannibal made his long awaited reappearance in Red Dragon, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. The serial killer in the leather muzzle has come back to continue his reign of terror at a time when Americans are already immersed in a mood of suppressed anxiety. A shadow hangs over American life as the economy falters, the stock market continues its slide, pensions melt away and the tedium of living with the everyday inconveniences...