Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hannibal event

PUNIC WATCH: Tunisia: Cultural Event - Hannibal in Carthage (
Tunis — The Carthage palace hosted, on Monday, a cultural event on "Hannibal in Carthage", devoted to the military leader and Carthaginian politician Hannibal Barca.

The event was marked by an exhibition of archaeological finds, inaugurated by Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentilioni. Mainly displayed, a statue of the famous Carthaginian leader found in the 16th century in the city of Capo in Italy and lent by the Italian presidential palace (Quirinal palace).

Among the other pieces exhibited, a bronze shield found in one the Punic graves of Ksour Essef (governorate of Mahdia).

Hannibal and his army have been receiving some media attention recently (cf. also here). And here is a reminder of why Phoenician and Punic matter to PaleoJudaica.