Hannibal - Possible Gravesite

Possible Gravesite

In modern-day Turkey (ruins near Diliskelesi, south of Gebze, 60 km (38 miles) east of Istanbul, an interesting curiosity is to be found in an industrial estate on a small hill beneath some cypress trees. Reputed to be Hannibal's grave, it was magnificently restored by emperor Septimius Severus (ruled AD 193–211), but it is now just a pile of stones. Excavations were carried out in 1906 by German archeologist Theodor Wiegand, but he was skeptical of the site.

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