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  1. Pick of the day

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Journey Through The Valley Of The Kings Discovery, 10pm A must-see for any armchair explorer, this programme takes viewers on a journey into the burial ground of the ancient world's most powerful rulers- the pharaohs of Egypt. Computer graphics and dramatic reconstructions are used to show the world beneath the surface of the Valley of the Kings, riddled with more than 60 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Ancient trees tell different climate story

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... over the past 10 years into unforgettable adventures. Standing so high up, with an ancient tree, one has the opportunity to enjoy some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. Do you need ...

  4. The ancient seafarers of the Taiwan Strait

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it. The University of Hawaii anthropologist has a passion for ancient seafaring history. He has spent the past decade researching the Taiwan Strait. Working with Chinese archaeologists and geologists, he has helped to paint a clearer picture of the first open-sea voyages. His team drilled deep into the banks of Fuzhou Basin, where a pair of ancient settlements sit, to collect sediment ...

  5. Jiangxi mountain range joins ancient Hakka housing on World Heritage List

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Unesco has added Mount Sanqing National Park in Jiangxi province to its World Heritage List, bringing the number of Chinese sites on the international register to 37. The mountain range's inclusion came a day after the World Heritage Committee announced in Quebec City, Canada, that it had added a collection of ancient Hakka houses in Fujian province, known ...

  6. Heritage site or dead wood? Why an ancient tree is causing a storm

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver The famed 'Hollow Tree' has stumped generations of visitors to Stanley Park. To pragmatists, the 1,000-year-old cedar is the carcass of a once-grand organism. Preservationists see the tree as a heritage site. But for ecologi ...

  7. The fight to protect an ancient forest

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of ancient eucalyptuses was giving Australia a bad name. 'People in the UK have a great deal of time for Australia, [but] we think what is happening there is a blot on Australia's good name ...

  8. Land of long beaches and ancient temples

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Reggie Ho Bangladesh hardly registers in the minds of holidaymakers, but it has a lot to give. In the west of the country is Cox's Bazar, the world's longest unbroken beach at 120km. Hand-loom products made by the Rakhyne tribal families also ma ...

  9. Scientists fear dam would harm ancient wonder

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sichuan's 2,200-year-old Dujiangyan irrigation scheme could silt up, they say Experts from Beijing have concluded that a proposal to build a dam upriver of the 2,250-year-old Dujiangyan flood-control and irrigation scheme in Sichuan should be scrapped to avoid damage to the ancient wonder, listed as a world heritage site by Unesco three years ago. The experts, from ...

  10. Fierce Falcons

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... km/h. So if Bolt was to race against cheetahs and peregrine falcons, who would win? Famous falcons Falcons are popular because they are fast, fierce and fabulous. In ancient Egypt, the falcon ... to travel. They spend spring and summer in one country, and then travel to another home for the winter. People in ancient times named these birds peregrine, which means 'traveller' ...




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