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Archive for September, 2008

03 September
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Olympics History

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This comes just in time for all those missing the Olympics…

Media coverage of the 2008 Olympics started months ago, but the actual games began last Friday, August 8th and will continue through the 24th. But despite whether or not you’re into this year’s events, you may be interested in a few informative, or just plain fun, resources online about the rich history of the Olympics, including…

Read the rest at American Historical Association Blog

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02 September
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Pre-Incan Wari mummy unearthed in Peru

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Read the whole article at The History Blog.

In an upscale Lima neighborhood called Miraflores, there’s a pre-Incan mud brick temple called Huaca Pucllana. Archaeologists excavating it have now found the first intact Wari burial on the site, and it includes a female mummy complete with a snazzy death mask, plus the remains of two other adults and a child.

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01 September
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The Attempt to Outlaw War

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Since I’m not able to post a history podcast every day (or week for that matter) I like to post articles that I find interesting everyday.

Here is one from Today’s History Lesson

The Kellogg-Briand Pact was just such a measure and it started simply enough.  French foreign minister Aristide Briand … approached the U.S. about a bilateral treaty that denounced war as a method of settling disputes between the two countries.  But U.S. Secretary of State Frank Kellogg … was concerned that such a treaty was an entangling alliance that would eventually force the U.S. into yet another foreign war.  So he proposed a more general, multilateral agreement (that any country could sign) that was simply against war.

Read the rest at the link above.

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