Monthly Archives: September 2013

Article: Peru – Mochica Capital Dig


The link below is to an article reporting on the findings of an archaeological dig in northern Peru at the site of a Mochica capital.

For more visit:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/archaeologists-explore-last-capital-of.html

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Article: Italy – Valley of the Mills


The link below is to an article (with photos) that takes a look at the Valley of the Mills in Italy.

For more visit:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/valle-dei-mulini-valley-of-the-mills


Article: Italy – Etruscan Tomb Unearthed


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of an Etruscan tomb northwest of Rome.

For more visit:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/intact-etruscan-tomb-unearthed-in.html


Article: Poland – Cemetery Dig Unveils Secrets


The link below is to an article reporting on discoveries unearthed in an early Polish cemetery.

For more visit:
http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/1300-year-old-cemetery-discovered-in.html


Article: HMAS Australia


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the HMAS Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.insidehistory.com.au/2013/09/hmas-australia-the-life-and-death-of-the-royal-australian-navys-first-flagship/


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The Imperialist Roots of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (by Stephen Basdeo)


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The Imperialist Roots of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (by Stephen Basdeo)

The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew were founded by Princess Augusta (1713-1772) in the 1760s. In 1838 a Royal Commission was set up to inquire into the future of the gardens. The Commission concluded that, after years of official neglect, ‘the gardens should either be put on a professional footing or be closed’ (Blomfield, 1992, p.23). The government took the first option and throughout the rest of the nineteenth-century Kew gardens developed and expanded its activities. The following essay will account for the development of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew after 1840 by illustrating that three factors contributed to this. These factors were moves towards rational recreation among the middle classes, imperialism, and in the twentieth-century, conservationism.

In 1840 Britain was a changing society. The emerging middle classes during this period had at their disposal more wealth and more leisure time. This increase of affluence and leisure time coincided…

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Today in History: September 27



Article: World War I – The Descent Into War


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the straw that broke the camel’s back and led to war – the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie.

For more visit:
http://www.historynet.com/first-shot-of-world-war-i.htm


Article: Australia – Sydney & Eternity


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Sydney’s brush with ‘eternity.’

For more visit:http://trust.dictionaryofsydney.org/eternity/


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