Saturday, July 2, 2011

FLG Is All For Knowing History

But this may be going too far:
France seems to believe that the Berbers may be the rebel force most likely to reach Tripoli first. The Berbers, and their southern cousins, the nomadic Tuareg, were the original inhabitants of North Africa (west of Egypt). The Berbers and Tuareg are related to the ancient Egyptians. The Romans knew the Berber Tuareg as the Numidians, who formed the core of Hannibal's Carthaginian army that ravaged Italy during the First Punic War.

Are they going to take Tripoli on horseback?

2 comments:

Robbo said...

Um, Hannibal was First Punic War? Block that fact-checker!

Also, it was the Numidian cavalry under Masinissa turning against Carthage that helped Scipio mop up Hannibal at Zama.

FLG said...

Robbo:

My mind must have simply inserted Second Punic War where the author wrote First Punic War because I didn't even notice.

 
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