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  1. World Beat

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... was 27 years ago. It's now a much larger and more significant incarnation. The show provides a rare opportunity to glimpse a lost culture, learn about the legends and mythology of ancient Egypt, and examine workmanship so fine that pieces dating from 3,000BC look as if they're only 50 years old. The exhibition comprises more than 130 treasures from the tombs of Tutankhamun ...

  2. The ancient and the modern

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for spices and incense were established in the second millennium BC. Prior to Roman times, the peninsula was the crossroads of caravan routes between Yemen and Rome, Egypt and Petra, and Sinai ... significant. It was once the southern capital of the remarkable Nabataeans, trading people of ancient Arabia. Spectacular rock carved dwellings and tombs, from the 1st century AD, are still ...

  3. travel

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 Which country attracted the most visitors in 2004? 2 What unit of currency is used in Egypt, Cyprus and Syria? 3 According to the World Tourism Organisation, how ... of the ancient world are still standing? 10 Which four United States presidents feature on Mount Rushmore? Solution: 1 France (75 million) 2 Pound 3 80km 4 Venice 5 Florence 6 Buckingham Palace ...

  4. Monday, Sept 26, 5.05-5.35pm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, Sept 26, 5.05-5.35pm Timeblazers ATV World What was it like building the great pyramids of Egypt? What were bathrooms like in ancient Rome? What was it like to be a kid working ... through history. From the jungles of central America and the castles of Europe to the ruins of ancient Malta and the north American wilderness, Timeblazers brings history to life. The producers ...

  5. Protecting treasures from 'raiders of the lost ark'

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... showcasing other aspects of Egypt's ancient legacy at 9pm. An exhibition on the new series is also being held at Pacific Place until June 10. ... from 'raiders of the lost ark'. Zahi Hawass, the outspoken secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, accused The Sunday Times Magazine of perpetuating ...

  6. HK's great pyramid scheme

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Team gets the go-ahead to use a Mars-inspired robot to try to unravel one of ancient Egypt's deepest secrets A joint expedition to unravel one of the biggest mysteries of ancient Egypt, using technology developed in Hong Kong, has been approved by Cairo's guardian of the pharaohs' treasures. Zahi Hawass, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council ...

  7. The Puppet Masters

    Posted Nov 20th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Puppet Masters by John Hughes-Wilson Cassell, $144 Subtitled 'Spies, Traitors and the Real Forces Behind World Events', former intelligence officer John Hughes-Wilson offers a history of early espionage from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to Lord Walsingham, the spymaster of Elizabeth I. It really gets going in more recent times, with Wellington, ...


    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... items from the stall 'Look at ancient Egypt. The pharaohs even forced people to build pyramids like slaves. The renovation at Government House is just a trivial matter.' Legislator ...

  9. Things looking up for retiring official

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... believed it would mature over the next seven to eight years. 'I also hope that social harmony will continue. Just like the seven years of famine in ancient Egypt, we suffered over the past ... Jimmy Cheung Retiring Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Shelley Lee Lai-kuen yesterday likened Hong Kong's recent tribulations to the 'seven years' famine in ancient ...

  10. Family uprooted from Sai Kung life

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry The Belhommes appeared to be thrilled about their move to Alexandria- an ancient city steeped in romance and culture. But close friends say that behind the smiles ... brought back from a trip to Egypt. But the friends say Florence was unhappy about uprooting the family from their home in Hong Kong where they had been happy- so much so that she had initially ...




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