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  1. Ancient values, customs and morals explored

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... power, representing a king, sometimes a queen, with a body of a lion. Flanking temple doorways and processional avenues in ancient Egypt, sphinx statues served as guardians that kept enemies ... to the eaves of a roof on an ancient Greek temple in Italy. Greek and Etruscan buildings often featured such tiles, which were also highly decorative, to ward off evil. Also on display ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - LEGENDS KAHK

    Legends: kahk

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... and family to exchange gifts and, of course, feasting. In Egypt,one of the most popular foods offered at this time is kahk, sweet, yeast-risen cookies that can be filled with minced dates or figs, or baked plain. It is thought they date back to around 1500BC. Images of kahk and the baking process can be found on the walls of the tombs of pharaohs who ruled in ancient Thebes. Honey was shown ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Struck by the similarities he observed between Western and Eastern philosophy, the grandson of a fung shui master became a Taoist priest Ancient wisdom ... grandfather is a well-known Taoist and fung shui master. Since my childhood, my grandfather has taught me ancient codes and records of traditional Chinese Taoism, which combines Eastern philosophy, ...

  4. Tree of knowledge has ancient roots

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a look at the history of education: Ancient times Long before schools existed, education already played a big part in ancient tribal life. While ancient man may not have solved quadratic ... to share detailed knowledge with others. But speech is not the most effective way because it is hard to remember. Folk songs and poems- rhymes, in general- existed in ancient cultures to help ...

  5. Ancient teachings help fill vacuum

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by without offering help, has raised concerns about a lack of compassion and public spirit. Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophy and religion, has been seen by some as the answer to the problem. ... greater emphasis placed on the wisdom of Confucius, the philosopher once denounced by Communists as synonymous with feudalism and backwardness. There has been a revival in interest in ancient ...

  6. Beijing looks to ancient sages

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be tapping ancient Chinese philosophy to bolster its campaign for more a more stable and compassionate society. The death of a two-year-old in a grisly hit-and-run in Guangdong that saw several ... of ancient sages,' Xu said yesterday. 'Their words and philosophical thinking are more closely related to the real truth and rules of our world.' Palmer said the big problem facing ...

  7. Ancient Secrets of Light

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sand-painting artist Hoi Chiu and Bharata Natyam dancer Oxana Banshikova (left) perform in All Theatre Art Association and Cosmic Dance's multimedia theatre show enlisting the wisdom of Chinese Taoism and Indian Vedanta to find balance within chaos. ...

  8. Heavenly tale of an ancient city

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am

    ... during trips. Varanasi is sure to mesmerise you. The city's ancient narrow lanes and crumbling buildings take you back in time amid the soothing sound of prayer and fragrant smell ...

  9. Historical adventure in ancient Bohemia for curious-minded

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Cabinet of Curiosities Paul Dowswell Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 1408800461 For his latest historical adventure, The Cabinet of Curiosities, Paul Dowswell takes us back to ancient Bohemia in 1598. When Lukas Declercq's father is killed by religious fanatics, his uncle summons the boy to join him in Prague where he will be safe and can work ...

  10. Ancient tale of king still relevant today

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of literature which survives to this day. Despite its age and origins in Ancient Sumeria, the epic explores themes that are still highly relevant in today's world, and is fascinating to read. Gilgamesh was the mythical king of the ancient city of Uruk in Mesopotamia, near the modern-day Persian Gulf. He was supposedly a demigod. He had a divine mother, and was also blessed with strength ...




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