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  1. Ancient city of Kashgar still a shopping haven

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... fits his casual approach to potential customers. A Kashgar native, he has never left his homeland. One of his wishes is to travel to Egypt, a Muslim nation with a developed tourist industry, to study. 'If there is something good, maybe I can bring it back to sell.' He is proof the ancient Silk Road- the bridge between east and west- still flourishes as he sells native Xinjiang ...

  2. Pharaohs' architects hold the key

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... designer. The Temple of Man by R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz was the result of a 15-year study by the author in to the art and architecture of the ancient Temple of Luxor in Egypt, to decode the secrets ... number from the sum of the previous two. It entails innate proportion. By incorporating it with their knowledge of solar cycles, form, ventilation and holistic design, the architects of ancient ...

  3. Otium Ludens Leisure and Play

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... Pompeii in the province of Naples, southern Italy. But the ancient Roman town is put under the spotlight in the new exhibition, Otium Ludens Leisure and Play: Ancient Relics of the Roman Empire, ... Unlike Pompeii, which was a busy commercial port less than 5km away, Stabiae was the ultimate summer getaway for the Roman elite. Angela Vinci, director of exhibitions with the Restoring Ancient ...

  4. Rare display of art and life in the Roman Empire

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Excavated from the villas of ancient Rome's wealthy elite, frescoes, stuccoed decorations, and marble, glass, bronze and iron items are on show Hongkongers can catch a rare glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle the Romans once led at the Hong Kong Museum of Art exhibition showcasing the well-preserved ancient relics of the Roman Empire. The 'Otium Ludens Leisure and Play: Ancient ...

  5. After Games, focus is on nation's fitness

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee China limps along behind other countries when it comes to recreational sports World-class athletes came to Beijing for the Olympic Games. They praised venues such as the 'Bird's Nest' and 'Water Cube', and set records. ...

  6. Just the write tool

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... As the ball turned, it picked up ink and rolled it onto the paper. Biro patented his biro in France in 1938. Quick Pen Facts In ancient China, scholars used thin brushes dipped in bowls of ink to write their poems, stories and letters. In ancient Egypt, they used reeds. In ancient Greece and Rome, they used goose feathers. The problem with brushes, reeds and feathers is that they bend ...

  7. Complex computer network gives skyscraper a massive lift

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... Neil Runcieman Schindler Lifts project manager Paul Easton says the computer network for the International Commerce Centre is just as challenging as the mechanical equipment. 'We have 400 intricately networked computers and a barely calculable distan ...

  8. Ancient history lesson

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Samuel Clason's parables were based on the secrets of ancient Babylon and distributed to the masses via banks and insurance offices. Their overriding goal was to offer people insights ... finance. Babylon became the wealthiest city of the ancient world because its citizens were the richest people of their time. 'They appreciated the value of money,' he says. 'They ...

  9. China's jet engines of growth risk stalling

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate It would be a mistake to overestimate how much China can or will pitch in to the global financial crisis; it has a lot of monstrous problems of its own. And it still has bad memories from listening to shaky financial advice in the past from the ...

  10. From ancient times to modern Games

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The different sections of The Ancient Olympic Games showcase selected items from the British Museum to reveal the relationship between the ancient and modern Games. Gods Athletic competition was a religious experience conducted in honour of the gods during the ancient times, and the ancient Olympic Games were held in honour of Zeus. The programme of athletic events featured ...




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