On Hannibal's Trail

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History Documentary hosted by Danny Wood and Ben Wood and Sam Wood, published by BBC in 2010 - English narration

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Series in which three Australian brothers - Danny, Ben and Sam Wood - set out cycling on the trail of Hannibal, the warrior who marched from Spain to Rome at the head of an invading army accompanied by elephants.

[edit] Hitting the Road

The brothers cycle along the east coast of Spain, passing through the palms of Elche, Benidorm's beaches and Valencia's zoo before arriving at Sagunto, where Hannibal's war against the Romans began. On the way, they meet Australian cycling champ Matthew Lloyd and talk to the elephants.

[edit] Barca! Barca! Barca!

The Wood brothers cycle north along the east coast of Spain, calling in at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium to watch a match before visiting the ancient Greek ruins of Ampurias. Adam Melonas cooks them a Carthaginian banquet on the beaches of the Costa Brava before they hit the Pyrenees.

[edit] Crossing the Rhone

From the Roman amphitheatre of Arles, the brothers retrace Hannibal's steps through the south of France to the foothills of the Alps. They recreate Hannibal's historic crossing of the River Rhone, before cycling on to the town of Maillane.

[edit] Over the Alps

The brothers take on the most challenging leg of their trek - crossing the Alps. Historians disagree about which route Hannibal took and the Woods split up and each cycle a different path, braving snow, altitude and exhaustion. They meet up in northern Italy, ready to take on Rome.

[edit] Hannibal the Great

The brothers cycle through northern Italy from the fertile Valley of Trebbia to the rolling hills of Tuscany, continuing on through marshes before arriving at Cannae, site of the bloodiest battle of ancient history. They meet a winemaker called Hannibal, attempt to make a pizza in Naples and have a close shave in Trani.

[edit] Hannibal at the Gates

As they near the end of their journey, the Woods make a sacrifice to the gods at Lake Averno, come face to face with Hannibal in Rome and cross the Mediterranean to Tunisia, once the centre of the Carthaginian Empire, where they visit the site where the fate of an entire civilisation was decided in one final battle.

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  • Video Codec: Xvid
  • Video Bitrate: 1600 Kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720x400
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.800:1
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Streams: 2ch
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 29 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 350 MB
  • Subtitles: English
  • Source: DVB-S (HD)
  • Ripped by: JungleBoy

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