Who was the real Hannibal?

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Syrian Guy: There. What happened there? You know?
Mark: You were talking about Ishtar. The old Assyrian goddess.
Syrian Guy
: Ishtarte. Ishtarte.
Mark: Ishtarte. Yeah.
Syrian Guy: She was the goddess of the sun. The sun-goddess.
Mark: Right. This is in ancient Assyria.
Syrian Guy: Ancient Syria and there was Baal.
Mark: Yeah.
Syrian Guy: Baal too. There were like a few gods. You know?
Mark: Yeah.
Syrian Guy: There were even older gods. One of them was (phew!) I forgot but they were really old (huh!) like the Babylonians and old stuff.
Axel: I heard that the Carthaginians worshiped a god called Baal.
Mark: Ishtar Astarte.
Syrian Guy: Where?
Axel: The Carthaginians.
Mark: That was a colony of Phoenicia.
Syrian Guy: They were Phoenicians too.
Mark: Yeah yeah yeah yeah.
Syrian Guy: So they had to worship the same gods.
Mark: They had Baal, Ishtar, Astarte.
Syrian Guy: Hani-Baal! Hannibal. You know Hannibal?
Mark: Hannibal. Yeah. yeah.
Syrian Guy: He is from there.
Mark: Ah right. Ok. The name is connected.
Syrian Guy: Yeah. And he went to…anyway…You have seen the movie? You have seen the movie about him?
Axel: Ah, N..
Mark: Hannibal?
Syrian Guy: Yeah, Hannibal. The real Hannibal, not Hannibal the…
Mark: The historical Hannibal.
Axel: Oh yeah. Yeah.
Syrian Guy: Not that movie, the horror movie: Hannibal.
Mark: Hannibal and the elephants.
Syrian Guy: So yeah? Where were we?

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10 Responses to “Who was the real Hannibal?”

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  1. P Mario says:

    Hannibal is na example of military comander in chief. He sas greatfully considered the greatest military in history of the arms.

  2. sayed says:

    as per your briefing Syria is an ancient place and also have nicest peoples and good Islamic traditional but unfortunately Surya faced with fight challenges and some super power countries used themselves power there by the name of fight with terrorism and they also checked themselves bombing and other Army equipment and tools also it was good chance for them because they cant check that kind of dangerous weapon in themselves countries also they showed themselves weapon power to each other so in this cause Surya peoples was death and migrant to other countries

    thank you

  3. GISELA says:

    Hannibal Barca, was a Punic Carthaginian military commander, generally considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. His father Hamilcar Barca was the leading Carthaginian commander during the First Punic War. His younger brothers were Mago and Hasdrubal, and he was brother-in-law to Hasdrubal the Fair.

  4. GISELA says:

    The problem in Siria”is for THE OLD ASSYRIAN GODDESS is for religion! It is sad! I ask for God, this arrive their end!

  5. Sigrid says:

    Make a difference: Russians are bombing Syrians, French and others are bombing ISIS.

  6. reza says:

    in the name of god.
    thank you for your email and your attempts to teach us a foreign language. thank you. in the matter of fact, Syria is war-torn and destroyed because of America and Zionism regime are intervening and supporting isis( terrorism group) in Syria for their interests. middle east has fired because Israel and Europe countries and America are intervening in Syria .there are many questions about America and west behaviors in middle east. Iran and Syria are supporting the truth and the mankind esteem. Iran is saving Syria from terrorism group and preventing them from destruction of Syria. America and west and Saudi Arabia are liar and opportunist .. they claiming that they came in middle east for democracy but they in practice , supporting the dictator regime such as Saudi Arabia , Bahrain regime and terrorism group in middle east, especially in Iraq and Syria. they are steeling oil and killing the poor people of Syria and Yemen and Iraq. so, if they are honest , why they support Israel and Saudi Arabia? why America and the west don’t support the truth and people of Bahrain and Yemen and Palestine. one of other reason of conflict in middle east is the occupation of Palestine by Israel and presence of Israel in middle east. if the west and America don support terrorism in the region. certainly , terrorism have not created and continued. America and the west in fact with pretend of democracy attacked the middle east but in fact they are looting and firing the region. why they support Saudi Arabia but don support Iran ad Russia in Syria? if they are serious in fighting against terrorism .so they must cooperate with Iran to eliminate terrorism, but unfortunately, America and the west are using terrorism to control and get hegemony on the middle east and looting natural sources like as oil. they certainly are not seeking for truth and freedom . they are going to loot and destroy Iran, Syria, hezb all, Yemen and Bahrain . because these countries are big obstacle for the hegemony of west and America and Israel on the middle east. Iran is best country and only honest country that is fighting against terrorism. Iran is saving people.
    thank you. sincerely you.

  7. Sigrid says:

    Make a difference: Russians are bombing Syrians.
    European Union and Canada are helping Syrians refugees.
    French, British and Americans are bombing ISIS.
    This is essential!

  8. euga says:

    As far as i know hannibal is an American psychological thriller horror television series

  9. Muna says:

    The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. It was excavated in the early 20th century and a reconstruction using original bricks is now shown in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. Ishtar is one of the great and important ancient remains of Babylon in my country Iraq

  10. Gluck says:

    Russian not bombing siria. ..they are bombing Isis sections in siria because if they don’t who will?? Let’s Isis guys kill everybody?For what? For them not understanding clearly about their Koran? For me to call my God aGod not Allah? They bomb children . And it’s not to nothing tall house countries bombing Isis sections. It’s trying to prevent all those awful things that could happen if they woudnt.

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