When Did An Army of Elephants Cross The Alps?
The mountains of Alps in Europe are high mountains and are different to climb and cross. But long ago in 247 B.C., a great general, Hannibal was born in the ancient city of Carthage in North Africa. At the age of 25, he became the leader of the Carthaginian army in Spain across the Mediterranean Sea. When he led his army into Spain, which then belonged to Rome, the Romans declared war on cartage.
Hannibal used elephants to carry men and supplies even in Spain and France. To invade Italy, he marched his army of elephants over the towering Alps. His invasion of Italy was the most serious threat the Romans ever faced.
His army spent 15 years in Italy but could not conquer Rome. Instead, the Roman army invaded cartage in 146 B.C. and destroyed the city completely.