has posted a few recent items that are showing interests in ancient history, viz. the Punic Wars that date from 3rd through mid-2nd century BC.

The first item on the list is a web-based comic depicting the adventures of Hannibal:

Most have heard the story of the Carthaginian general Hannibal leading elephants across the Alps to face the Romans. Writer Brendan McGinley wants you to see it.

“There’s already plenty of good prose about Hannibal, (but) no good visual medium for a story that crackles with so many unforgettable images, like elephants on the Alps or Mago Barca spilling dead Romans’ rings on the Senate floor,” he said. “Maybe Vin Diesel’s long-stalled film will change that; Victor Mature’s sure didn’t.”

And then, there’s a Carthage exhibit on its way to Tokyo!

An itinerary exhibit dubbed “The Legacy of Carthage”, will travel to Japan and remain on display from May 2009 to May 2010.

The exhibit is the result of an agreement signed at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation between the National Heritage Institute and the Japanese film producing company “Toei”. The signing ceremony was chaired by the Minister of Culture, Mr Abderraouf El Basti in the presence of Japan’s Ambassador in Tunisia, Mr Shigeru Endo.

It is expected that the exhibit will promote Tunisian culture and civilization in Japan, as well as showcasing the vibrancy of the Tunisian cultural scene.