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  1. Exhibition will be a touching experience

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Aphrodite, best known as Venus de Milo, which is one of the most beautiful sculptures, Gouyette says. The ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty was created in the second century BC. While her arms ...

  2. Easter

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

    ... slavery in Egypt. Passover starts before Easter and lasts for eight days. Big meals are held. But people are not allowed to eat bread that has puffed up. Flat bread is called unleavened bread. ... coloured water at each other. 1 In ancient myth, the rabbit is a symbol of... a. fertility b. life c. the sun 2 Passover lasts for... a. three days b. five days c. eight days 3 At Easter, people ...

  3. Toga

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela Who created it? Toga was founded by Japanese designer Yasuko Furuta in 1997. A graduate of Esmod Paris, Furuta made a name for herself in Japan as a freelance costume and fashion stylist. Having staged her first show in Tokyo in 2001, she h ...

  4. Ancient gems on show

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A collection of famous Chinese paintings and calligraphy is on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Co-organised by the National Palace Museum and the Leisure and Culture Services Department, the exhibition is part of the 10th anniversary of ...

  5. Glimpse of ancient culture

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH YOU DON'T NEED to be a fan of the Italian soccer team to enjoy an exhibition about an ancient Italian civilisation at the Museum of Art. The World of the Etruscans, ... exhibition of ancient Italian art had been presented in Hong Kong. The display will provide insights into the Etruscans' rich civilisation and the significant impact it had on ancient Roman ...

  6. Lonely Planet competition

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... freestanding structure? CN Tower, Toronto 23. Who built the Taj Mahal? Shah Jahan 24. Which is the tallest hotel in the world? Burj al-Arab, Dubai 25. Which of the seven ancient wonders is still a tourist attraction? The Great Pyramids of Egypt 26. Angkor Wat was built for which religion? Hinduism 27. What is New Zealand's highest mountain? Mount Cook 28. What is the world's ...

  7. Language point

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When people exclaim No wonder!, they are expressing that they have discovered the reason for something that has been puzzling them for some time. Example: No wonder the acts and thoughts of Lord Voldemort always remind me of World War II. You may also hea ...

  8. Ole!

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... to play with them is very dangerous. In ancient Egypt, there were bull gods who were made into mummies after their death. Roman soldiers had temples to Mithras, a hero who killed bulls, and bulls ... Bulls were important in the religion of the ancient Minoans of Crete. They had great festivals during which young men jumped over the backs of bulls and even did somersaults, turning head over ...

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    Mayans in Guatemala demand an end to promotion of doomsday myth

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... cycles," said Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance Oxlajuj Ajpop. Several films and documentaries have promoted the idea that the ancient Mayan calendar predicts that doomsday is less than two ...

  10. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... evolves and landscapes change, it examines how ancient and modern cultures have engaged in 'soil abuse', a contributing factor, Montgomery argues, in the demise of societies from the earliest agricultural civilisations to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Soil degradation has also been behind European colonialism, Montgomery writes, pointing out that globalised agriculture today ...




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