Quirinal's bust of Hannibal on display in Bardo Museum

(AGI) Tunis, May 24 - The renowned marble bust of Hannibal, owned by Italy's Qui...

(AGI) Tunis, May 24 - The renowned marble bust of Hannibal, owned by Italy's Quirinal Palace, considered the most credible portrait of the fame Carthaginian commander, will be on display at the Bardo Natinal Museum in Tunis from Friday, May 24, till June 30, as part of the "Hannibal in Carthage" exhibition. To mark the occasion, the Italian Institute of Culture in Tunis, in collaboration with the Tunisian presidential office and other local bodies, has organised a conference by Giovanni Brizzi, Professor of Roman History at the University of Bologna and one of the foremost experts in the world on Hannibal. Over time, the bust has become has become the reference point for Hannibal's image in history books and popular culture. Tunisia's 5 dinar note, for example, carries an image of the bust. A recent study by a group of British researchers also rekindled interest for the heroic exploits of Carthage's most famous military leader. The bust will return to Italy for the "Annibale. Un viaggio" (Hannibal: A voyage) exhibition, which will be held from August 2 to January 15, 2017 at the castle of Barletta in the Puglia region. (AGI).
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