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  1. Pharoah's tomb teases with missing key to doors

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest in a family of three pyramids on the Giza plateau near Cairo and a must-see attraction for every tourist in the Egyptian capital. The only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world to remain largely intact, it is believed to have been built as a tomb for fourth-dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu over 20 years around ...

  2. Opening doors

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... decision. I had another opportunity in May, this time to go to Egypt. (For some reason, all these trips were to the Middle East. Now, if I were offered a tour of the south of France or Tuscany, ... problem was that I needed to come up with my own financing. So I missed my chance to experience the mystique of the last surviving member of the seven ancient wonders of the world. It has, ...

  3. History-makers Part 24: Cleopatra- The Last Queen of Egypt

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... that he made Cleopatra queen again. Divine pharaohs Find words that mean the opposite: allowed, divorced, stupidity, distant In Ancient Egypt, kings and queens were called pharaohs. Although ... Compiled by Chris Taylor Full name: Cleopatra Thea Philopator, meaning a, goddess who loves her father Profession: Queen of Egypt Famous for: ruling Egypt Born: January, 69BC, Alexandria, ...

  4. Alchemy

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... caused by his experiments with mercury, which poisons the brain. The philosopher?s stone The word?alchemy? is a mix of ancient Greek and Arabic. It refers to ancient Egypt. Al Khem means?of ... with the Universal Theory of Gravitation and the Laws of Motion. But he also took alchemy very seriously. Newton studied ancient Greek texts, and continued his quest for the philosopher's stone. Nobody ...

  5. The Nile

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... the Nile becomes the mighty Nile. The gift of the Nile The ancient Greeks called Egypt 'the gift of the Nile'- without the Nile there would have been no Egypt. Like the Romans after them, ... a. 6,700 kilometres b. 6,800 kilometres c. 6,900 kilometres 2 The Nile was crucial to the civilisation of... a. Rome b. Greece c. Egypt 3 The source of the Nile was discovered in... a. 1858 ...

  6. The circus

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... The original circuses of Europe were in stadiums- the biggest were in ancient Rome. The word circus comes from the Latin word for 'circle' or 'ring'. Today, the 'ring' ... animals were shown to the crowds. But the main event was the chariot racing. In ancient Rome, the circus was the only public event that both men and women could go to. Travelling show After ...

  7. Mainland to share its ping-pong power

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Some are calling it the new 'ping-pong diplomacy'. The mainland is building a table tennis institute to train potential competitors from other countries following mounting complaints that it is monopolising the sport's world champ ...

  8. Romance, fantasy and magic in just the right measure

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Magic under glass By Jaclyn Dolamore Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408802120 In Jaclyn Dolamore's first novel for youngsters, we have a new romance fantasy with just the right amount of fantasy and romance to prevent the whole novel sl ...

  9. Echoes of conflict

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Neck hairs tingle to attention as a quartet of buglers sounds the nightly Last Post at the imposing Menin Gate cenotaph, in Ypres, Belgium. As the haunting notes echo through the mausoleum- as they have done every night since the ceremony be ...

  10. Lustrum

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Lustrum by Robert Harris Arrow, HK$104 Lustrum is the second part of a new series by Robert Harris. Set in a beautifully realised ancient Rome, the story is a sequel to Imperium, which narrated the fictional biography of Cicero from the perspective of his secretary, Tiro. As Lustrum begins, Cicero has just been elected consul when a boy's mutilated body ...




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