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  1. What's on

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1323. ANCIENT COINAGE Ancient Greek coins are now on display in the exhibition History Re-stored: Ancient Greek Coins from the Zhuyuetang Collection, which runs until October 4 at the Museum of History. The 126 coins presented in the exhibition display an essential chapter in the history of Greek coinage, which began in Asia in the seventh century BC and ended in Egypt in the first ...

  2. Beneath the Pyramid

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Beneath the Pyramid by Christian Jacq Pocket Books $105 Volume one in the trilogy The Judge of Egypt follows an ancient Egyptian police procedural. Pazair, a novice judge from a village near Thebes, is summoned to investigate the mysterious deaths of five guards standing watch over the great tomb of Kheops. When he arrives he's dismayed to find ...

  3. The Last Legion

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Pan $101 As professor of classical archaeology at the University of Milan, Manfredi is impeccably qualified to write this book. Unfortunately, reading it is like sitting through a long lecture on an obscure incident in ancient Roman history- gripping if you're into that kind of thing, but headache-inducing ...

  4. Poco's Mystical Egyptian Adventure

    Posted May 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Poco's Mystical Egyptian Adventure Egyptian games including the building of a cookie pyramid, making and dressing up in Egyptian costumes, and Egyptian dancing with Poco Panda and friends. In English. For parents and children aged 2-7. May 23, 11am-1 ...

  5. Egyptian agreement

    Posted Jan 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sophie Taylor Egypt has become the first country in the Middle East to sign an agreement with Hong Kong to promote cultural ties. Egypt's Consul-General in Hong Kong, Aly Galal ... between Hong Kong and Egypt. ...

  6. Ancient splendour of Athens overshadows athletes' performances

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of Marathonas and saw the tomb of the ancient Greek warriors killed by the invading Persian army at the battle of Marathon. If you listened long enough, you could almost hear them urging those brave ... of Athens is that it has so many ancient arenas. We also have a few and we are still planning routes for the marathon and the modern pentathlon for instance. But Athens has an advantage,' ...

  7. Fun and games have been part of festivities since ancient times

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... linked with sex. It was there in ancient times- when young boys took part buck naked as old men looked on- and is very much there even now. The athletes' village is supposed ... Street was revealing. Sex is the way of the world. If the athletes are given free rein, why not the rest of the world? Sex was celebrated during the ancient Games- why not now? By the way, we ...

  8. Anthology of Ink: Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anthology of Ink: Ancient Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Dr S.Y. Yip Collection More than 80 examples of Chinese painting and calligraphy, including works from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Mon-Sat, 9.30am-6pm; Sun, 1.30pm-5.30pm. Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, 94 Bonham Rd, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2241 5512. Ends Jun 6 ...

  9. Ancient tale tugs the heartstrings

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... The Butterfly Lovers- Leon & Jo, a 95-minute film based on the ancient Chinese folklore of Liang and Zhu, occupies a place similar to Romeo and Juliet in western literature. Jo (Zhu), a young woman, leaves home and attends school by pretending to be a man. In ancient China, women were not permitted to attend school. She meets Leon (Liang) and falls in love. The two secretly plan ...

  10. Ancient tradition of wine-making gets hi-tech edge

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... says Jewish people have been making wine since ancient times. 'The juice from just-pressed grapes was put into huge clay vessels where the fermentation took place. 'Abraham's ... was released from military service.' Modern Israeli winemakers are carrying on these ancient traditions, using state-of-the-art grape processing, wine mixing and wine storage technologies. ...




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