|Location||Sölden Rettenbach Glacier|
In 218 BC the Carthaginian army was said to have supernatural power and a very special aura. Hannibal dared to cross the main Alpine ridge with his troops – 60,000 soldiers and 37 elephants – in only 10 days, and he could also win several battles. Did the mountains give him this mystic power, and what was the reason for his farsightedness? He won battles against the Romans but did not capture or destroy Rome. As a consequence Africa's Carthage became more and more unimportant while Rome was the undisputed ruler of the Mediterranean Area.