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  1. Ancient Egypt

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 At what age did Tutankhamen become ruler of Egypt, according to most Egyptologists? 2 In which three cities would you find the Ancient Egyptian obelisks known ... believed to have been built as a tomb for which pharaoh? 6 Which feature is missing from the Great Sphinx at Giza? 7 Who played the pharaoh of Egypt in the 1956 film The Ten Commandments? 8 After ...

  2. Wonders of the world

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 What is the only wonder of the ancient world that is still in existence? 2 In which modern-day country were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? 3 According ... wonders of the ancient world were located in what is now Turkey? 6 The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of which Greek god? 7 Which former WWF wrestler star was nicknamed 'The Eighth Wonder ...

  3. Bus crash has a lesson for tourists and tourism

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The only consideration in giving freely was compelling compassion in a human catastrophe. But such questions loom large in the drawn-out ordeal of the 30 survivors of the bus crash in Egypt ... operator or anyone else. They are so frustrated by a wall of silence here and in Egypt that they are planning to take legal action. So long after the accident, in which a bus ran off the road ...

  4. channel hop

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... sort on ATV World in The World in Time: Tales From the Tomb- Revenge of the Harem (Tuesday at 10.05pm), which delves into one of ancient Egypt's most compelling murder mysteries: the assassination of King Ramesses III. Using modern medical technology to examine the pharaoh's preserved body and by scrutinising ancient writings, this documentary strives to determine precisely how ...

  5. Families deserve answers on crash

    Posted Feb 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The horrific bus crash in Egypt on Sunday has brought great sadness and grief at a time of celebration. The loss of 14 lives makes it an especially tragic example of the travel-related ... as the tragedy in Egypt has shown. The tourists, part of a holiday group organised by a Hong Kong travel agency, were in a bus that ran off the road and overturned on its way from the Red Sea resort ...

  6. Italy's other underworld

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... and sculptures have been transferred to the Archaeological Museum in Naples. Pompeii has yielded more wall paintings and mosaics than any other site in the ancient world. There is a fine new museum ... of a broad-bean soup and the bronze pot it was found in. Ancient Pompeii was rediscovered at the end of the 16th century during the building of a canal. But it was only in 1748 that King Carlo of Naples ...

  7. Angry families of Egypt bus crash victims may sue

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Survivors of last month's bus crash in Egypt and relatives of the 14 Hong Kong tourists who were killed are considering legal action over what they claim has been ... of the tragedy by themselves. Survivor Ivy Chan Yuk-kwan said she was given a clean bill of health before leaving Egypt, only to find that she had a serious spinal injury when she had it checked out ...

  8. slice of life

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... to adequate living conditions, to privacy and to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. Egypt and Israel signed a treaty in Washington, ending 30 years of war as a first step towards peace between the Arab world and the Jewish state. The Israeli prime minister, Menahem Begin, and president Anwar Sadat of Egypt signed copies of the treaty written in English, Hebrew and Arabic, and US ...

  9. Mega Exhibition on Fossils of Ancient Mammals

    Posted Sep 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mega Exhibition on Fossils of Ancient Mammals On loan from the Beijing Museum of Natural History, an exhibition of rare and precious 65-million-year-old mammal skeletons, including an eight-metre long paraceratherium tienshanensis (right), the largest terrestrial mammal of the prehistoric world; a straight tusked elephant; and a four-metre tall realistic, animated woolly mammoth ...

  10. Ancient alleys of Fuzhou offer a trip down memory lane

    Posted Nov 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Strolling through San Fang Qi Xiang- or 'three lanes and seven alleys'- in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, is like taking a trip back in time. Spread over 40 hectares in downtown Fuzhou, the neighbourhood is billed as a museum ...




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