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  1. World Beat

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... was 27 years ago. It's now a much larger and more significant incarnation. The show provides a rare opportunity to glimpse a lost culture, learn about the legends and mythology of ancient Egypt, and examine workmanship so fine that pieces dating from 3,000BC look as if they're only 50 years old. The exhibition comprises more than 130 treasures from the tombs of Tutankhamun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516714/world-beat
  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT TRAGEDY

    Relatives of Hongkongers killed in Egypt balloon tragedy face compensation battle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Balloon crash relatives face payout hurdle Families of the victims who died in the Egypt hot-air balloon accident last year now face a legal hurdle in claiming ... as they marked the first anniversary of their relatives' deaths. The families met security chief Lai Tung-kwok to discuss the ongoing investigations in Egypt and Hong Kong, as well as the Egyptian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435848/relatives-hongkongers-killed-egypt-balloon-tragedy-face-compensation
  3. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Families of victims of Egypt balloon disaster renew call for inquiry

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Families renew call for inquiry into tragedy Families of the nine Hongkongers who died in last February's hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt are frustrated ... when the early-morning sightseeing trip turned to tragedy in the ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26. "We feel so helpless; the government is not helping us and fufilling its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1408673/families-victims-egypt-balloon-disaster-renew-call-inquiry
  4. Lifestyle - Books

    Ancient manuscripts tell of proud, independent people

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 07:13am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Ancient manuscripts tell of proud, independent people The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History by Rian Thum Harvard University Press The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History may be a scholarly book about the manuscripts of Uygur history and not politics, but it is timely. Beijing is facing the most serious armed threat to its rule in Xinjiang since the 1950s, especially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1579146/ancient-manuscripts-tell-proud-independent-people
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell beneath Myanmar's Yangon River

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Science has failed to locate massive copper prize beneath Yangon River Spirits conjured in search for ancient bell Divers stood on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lowered their masks and plunged into the Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580126/spirits-conjured-search-ancient-bell-beneath-myanmars-yangon-river
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mawlamyaing Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the borderlands High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the country's battle with the ancient disease is far from over. It took six days by plane, boat, motorcycle and bus- plus an arduous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  7. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... BKS Iyengar 1918-2014 BKS Iyengar developed methods using props to help people learn poses as novice practitioners Yoga guru helped share practice with the world BKS Iyengar, the yoga guru who helped take the ancient Indian spiritual practice to the rest of the world, died yesterday aged 95, his website said. Iyengar started his yoga school in 1973 in the western city of Pune, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577861/yoga-guru-bks-iyengar-helped-share-ancient-indian-practice-world
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Families of Egypt balloon disaster victims ‘want the truth’

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... over Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor in February. A bureau spokesman said the bureau had requested a written report on the investigation from Egyptian officials and had been working ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Family of balloon crash victims 'want the truth' Relatives of victims killed in the hot-air balloon crash in Egypt earlier this year are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308525/families-egypt-balloon-disaster-victims-just-want-truth
  9. 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
  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Qing dynasty coin may show ancient Chinese trade link with Australia

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:08am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Qing dynasty coin may show ancient trade link In Australia these days, China seems to shadow the antipodean nation's future. China's appetite for natural resources has reshaped Australia's economy, and the threat of its expanding navy has led Australian officials to approve the deployment of US marines on Australian soil. But a team of amateur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572941/qing-dynasty-coin-may-show-ancient-chinese-trade-link-australia

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