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    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pearl, 9.30pm Ramesses III set out to become Egypt's greatest ruler but a single fatal mistake set about a chain of events that led to murder, a cover-up and ultimately the decline of Egypt ...

  2. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Journey Through The Valley Of The Kings Discovery, 10pm A must-see for any armchair explorer, this programme takes viewers on a journey into the burial ground of the ancient world's most powerful rulers- the pharaohs of Egypt. Computer graphics and dramatic reconstructions are used to show the world beneath the surface of the Valley of the Kings, riddled with more than 60 ...

  3. Pick of the day

    Posted Nov 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of Mummies World, 10pm This series based on Bob Brier's comprehensive book, The Encyclopedia Of Mummies, explores their history from the pharaohs of ancient Egypt to the corpse of Eva Peron. ...


    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Building The Impossible: The Roman War Machine World, 10pm From the tombs of ancient Egypt to the first submarine, history is littered with brilliant and bizarre design concepts. Building The Impossible challenges a team of experts to re-create legendary ideas and ancient inventions - and make them work. In the four programmes materials scientist Dr Caroline Baillie and structural ...

  5. Modern-day gladiators battle to revive spectacle of ancient Rome

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Actors Russell Crowe and Joachin Phoenix might not be the guests of Italy 2003, but some gladiators are. A dozen of them have arrived in Hong Kong, disembarking from the plane wearing togas and baffling immigration officers who might not have expected the ...

  6. Fiesta time shines a spotlight on the diversity of an ancient culture

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Mayans, Olmecs and Teotihuacans developed a sophisticated hieroglyphic writing system, complex social relationships and elaborate religious rituals. Mexico's ancient and fascinating culture ... 'We want them to know that just as the Chinese are proud of their ancient civilisation, we too are proud of ours.' This year's programme got off to an early start last month ...

  7. Schoolboy gets kick from an ancient art

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was in kindergarten. Now he has been practising the ancient art for 13 months, without showing any signs of wanting to give up. Ryan was the youngest participant of the 300 contestants who competed ...

  8. Confronting the past

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Brad Glosserman

    ... The accidental discovery of buried canisters of mustard gas, abandoned by Japanese troops in China more than 50 years ago, is only the most recent tangible reminder of the unfinished legacy of the second world war. Forty mainland workers were injured when ...

  9. Scientists fear dam would harm ancient wonder

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sichuan's 2,200-year-old Dujiangyan irrigation scheme could silt up, they say Experts from Beijing have concluded that a proposal to build a dam upriver of the 2,250-year-old Dujiangyan flood-control and irrigation scheme in Sichuan should be scrapped to avoid damage to the ancient wonder, listed as a world heritage site by Unesco three years ago. The experts, from ...

  10. Justified and ancient: a masterclass in defunct

    Posted Nov 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Dino Mahoney

    ... Dino Mahoney The Hummelchens were going for GBP200 (HK$2,600) a hand-painted Flemish harpsichord was on special offer at GBP8,500, there were crumhorns and gut-strung Gothic harps, gitterns and shawms, all going for a song. Welcome to the Greenwich Intern ...




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