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  1. Ancient breed was built for speed

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... Niall Fraser Greyhounds are the second-fastest accelerating animal on the planet. They can reach 72km/h in six strides. The cheetah is the fastest. Their roots can be traced back thousands of years, and their images were discovered in a tomb built in Egypt in 4000BC. They are also the only dog mentioned by name in the Bible, which refers to them as stately: 'A greyhound, ...

  2. Historians put finishing touch to internet course

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Thirty leading international historians this week met at Peking University to put the final touches to an internet-based course on the growth and evolution of ancient civilisations across the globe. The two-day conference followed a similar gathering in Hong Kong where the academics- from Egypt, India, Europe, the US, Hong Kong and the mainland- hammered out ...

  3. travellers' checks

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... the largest three-star hotel in Australia. Rooms cost from A$79 a night. See www.victoriahotel.com.au. Past masters Qatar Airways is offering three packages targeting the ancient wonders of Egypt ... and service charges. Egypt offers a raft of ancient sites. In and around the capital, Cairo, attractions include the Pyramids of Giza, Saladin's Citadel, the Sphinx and Cairo Tower. The city ...

  4. British museum's treasures from the past on display in HK

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the exhibition spans more than two million years of works Diverse cultures, such as ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece as well as the artistic styles of European, African, American and Asian art, ...

  5. Detours: Gods' gifts

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Back in the 1920s, William Shelton of Emory University in Atlanta scoured Egypt and the Middle East in a machine gun-mounted, armour-plated Rolls-Royce, swerving past fighting ... of Egypt's most potent dynasties. Ramses' god was Seth, the storm deity, and at the opening ceremony for a 2003 show featuring the mummy an electrical hailstorm erupted and a tornado passed by. ...

  6. Aida

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Natasha Rogai Aida Opera Hong Kong Hong Kong Cultural Centre Reviewed: Oct 12 Verdi's Aida is among the grandest of grand operas, its setting in ancient Egypt and epic crowd scenes giving it a sense of spectacle. The four-act opera also tells a human story of complex characters grappling with the eternal dilemma of love versus duty. The young general Radames is in love ...

  7. Art brings a new dimension

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... students who had been studying about pharaohs and pyramids in history class chose ancient Egypt as their theme. They did their research in the library and looked up books for ideas about ancient ... By Miranda Yeung Dinosaurs, ancient Egyptian mummies, Qing dynasty warriors, a giant robot and cartoon characters- all these are part of a colourful display of art titled Diverse ...

  8. Laser scanning used to help preserve ancient rock carvings

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Ancient rock carvings in Hong Kong- under threat from gradual erosion and bacteria- will be laser-scanned to keep track of their condition. The design of the protective glass ... with the patterns seen on pottery and bronze vessels made during the Bronze Age. 'Although we cannot say for sure why the ancient people did the carvings without any information being recorded ...

  9. Ancient ship to go on display in October

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Research Centre, said. The porcelain-laden ship, which was 30.4 metres long and 9.8 metres wide, dated back to the early Southern Song dynasty. It was the biggest and most complete ancient vessel ...

  10. Merging modern and ancient

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese medicine has ancient roots, but its practice in modern times demands the most modern of management skills, says Rebecca Lee Wing-yan, who gained a Master of Science in Management (Health Services Management). She was among the first batch of students in Hong Kong to graduate with a degree in Chinese medicine after the bachelor programme was first given official recognition ...




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