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  1. Lifting lid on all that's Egyptian

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... back to ancient Egypt. The three actors bring an extra dimension to the show by directing questions to the audience. Their performance includes snippets from the era when the Egyptian pyramids ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997551/lifting-lid-all-thats-egyptian
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Assassin slit throat of Pharaoh Ramses III to alter line of succession

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from about 1188BC to 1155BC, is described in ancient documents as the "Great God" and a military leader who defended Egypt, then the richest prize in the Mediterranean, from repeated ... in plot to alter line of succession An assassin slit the throat of Egypt's last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists say in a report on the 3,000-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1107632/assassin-slit-throat-pharaoh-ramses-iii-alter-line-succession
  3. Comment - Blogs - TOURISM

    'I was here' Chinese carving on ancient Egyptian wall is decried on Weibo

    Posted May 26th 2013, 04:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Etched into a 3,000-year-old clay wall of Luxor's most fabled temple is now a strange inscription that looks nothing like what an ancient Egyptian might ... Temple spread quickly on Weibo at the weekend, the Beijing News reported on Sunday. They showed seven Chinese characters carved into the torso of a drawing of an ancient Egyptian. Shen’s post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1246598/i-was-here-chinese-carving-ancient-egyptian-wall-decried-weibo
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader of Egypt Coptic Christians enthroned

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 10:07am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Pope Tawadros II was enthroned on Sunday as the new head of Egypt’s Copts in an elaborate ceremony at Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral amid rising fears about ... English and Greek mingled with the ancient Coptic language of the church’s liturgy in the psalms and prayers of the service and the tributes of well-wishers. Tawadros, 60, was chosen on November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1085967/new-leader-egypt-coptic-christians-enthroned
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Balloon tragedy holds painful lessons

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in 2009 that injured 16 people, there can be no resumption until an investigation and review of safety standards has been conducted. Egypt is an ancient land, but one that is also struggling ... SCMP Editorial Painful lessons from tragedy Few of us can imagine the horror and disbelief of the tourists, nine from Hong Kong, caught up in the hot-air balloon disaster in Egypt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1160555/balloon-tragedy-holds-painful-lessons
  6. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egyptian balloon operators could be back in business this week

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 04:16am by Amy Nip, Lana Lam

    ... and the big demonstrations taking place in Cairo because outsiders think Egypt is just Cairo. "But Luxor is a very safe place. That's why the balloon companies asked for a review ... at the crash site. He grounded all hot-air balloons over the ancient temple city of Luxor, 600 kilometres south of Cairo, immediately after the accident. The possibility of reopening the skies follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1171527/egyptian-balloon-operators-could-be-back-business-week
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... during a sunrise flight over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26 when it caught fire. The other victims include Japanese, British, French and Hungarian nationals, while two people ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188555/egypt-balloon-crash-bodies-flown-back-hong-kong
  8. Great Pyramid of Giza

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Ancient wonder There are 138 pyramids in Egypt. The most famous one is the Pyramid of Khufu. It is also called the Pyramid of Cheops and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Giza is a place near Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. The Pyramid of Khufu is one of the famous Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is the only one left. Most of the others, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688870/great-pyramid-giza
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:22pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... the freedom to ban protests in Egypt. “This draft law would effectively mandate the police to ban all protests outright and to use force to disperse ongoing protests,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The final law will be an important indicator of the extent to which the new government is going to allow for political space in Egypt.”   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1343707/egypt-arrests-senior-muslim-brotherhood-leader
  10. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Nine Hong Kong tourists die in Egypt balloon fire

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 08:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, AFP

    ... Lai Ying-kit and Agence France-Presse in Cairo A hot air balloon exploded as it was flying over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on Tuesday, killing 19 people including nine tourists ... of the travel agency Kuoni, which organised the Hong Kong tourists’ trip to Egypt, held a press conference. Ng said that nine of the 19 tourists involved in the accident were Kuoni’s clients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159044/nine-hong-kong-tourists-die-egypt-balloon-fire

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