Patrick Hunt

Patrick Hunt

Patrick Hunt (1951 in California) is an American archeologist and author.


Hunt has directed the Stanford University "Alpine Archaeology Project" since 1994. In 1996 he discovered the quarry for a temple of Jupiter in the Great St Bernard Pass. In 2003 he discovered a hoard of Roman silver coins in the Swiss Alps.

In the "Hannibal Expedition 2007-2008" sponsored by National Geographic Society, Hunt will search for artifacts of Hannibal's crossing of the Alps in 218 BC, during the Second Punic War. Hunt has investigated 25 alpine passes and is favouring Col de Clapier as the most likely route.

Hunt has broken 30 bones in accidents in alpine research; among these is a fracture of his leg in 2002 while doing lichenological research at Bourg-Saint-Pierre in the Pennine Alps, and some smaller fractures since. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1989. Hunt's latest publications also deal with Rembrandt van Rijn and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.


* Carravaggio (Life & Times), 2004, ISBN 978-1904341734
* Rembrandt: His Life in Art, 2006, ISBN 0976316285
* Alpine Archaeology, 2007, ISBN 978-1934269008
* Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History, 2007, ISBN 978-0452288775

External links

* [ Official Website]
* [ Personal Website]
* [ "In the Alps, hunting for Hannibal's trail". Stanford Report. May 16, 2007]

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