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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    People's Daily's anti-American rant backfires as Chinese teen trashes ancient Egyptian temple

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... online of self-incriminating graffiti he left at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. The teenager's act of vandalism - he scratched the words "Ding Jinhao was here" in Chinese characters on a 35-century-old sculpture - struck a raw nerve in a in a country so proud of its ancient civilisation. And, embarrassingly, it followed an astonishing attack by the Communist Party mouthpiece ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1251545/peoples-dailys-anti-american-rant-backfires-chinese-teen
  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Relatives identify Hong Kong balloon crash victims in Egypt

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 03:19pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Six out of nine deceased identified by their relatives without need for DNA testing Six of the nine Hong Kong victims of the Luxor balloon crash have been identified by their relatives, a Hong Kong police officer said in Cairo on Friday. Tuesday’s balloon crash at near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the country’s ancient capital and a major tourist attraction, killed 19 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1166255/six-nine-luxor-balloon-crash-victims-identified
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993507/ancient-values-customs-and-morals-explored
  4. 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
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt prosecutors set to charge gay wedding party with 'debauchery'

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 06:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Arrests ordered for gay wedding party 'debauchery' Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered seven men to be detained and physically examined over ... values and mete out justice". In Egypt, consensual same-sex relations are not explicitly prohibited, but other laws have been used to imprison gay men in recent years, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587286/seven-men-arrested-egypt-cracks-down-controversial-gay-wedding-video
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong forensic experts to examine bodies of Egypt balloon accident victims

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 05:00pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... a forensic pathologist and a specialist in the identification of bodies – are part of a seven-member team who arrived in Egypt on Thursday to join another team of government officers to help ... Hongkongers were among 19 tourists who died after the sightseeing hot-air balloon they were aboard burst into a fireball shortly before landing in the ancient city of Luxor. Their bodies are badly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1163077/hong-kong-forensic-experts-examine-bodies-egypt-balloon-accident
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Precious Afghanistan heritage reclaimed

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green A Melbourne exhibition of Afghan treasures is a remarkable affirmation of a troubled land's ancient culture and a tribute to the people who saved them, writes Sue Green ... it and by the time it was abandoned because of the impending US invasion he had found more gold objects than in the tomb of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun. Some years later, while Hiebert was researching his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1260781/precious-afghanistan-heritage-reclaimed
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    Humans mated with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Chance discovery of ancient leg bone enables scientists to determine when early humans first mated with extinct cousins, the Neanderthals Humans interbred 50,000 years ago An ancient leg bone found on the bank of a Siberian river has helped scientists work out when early humans interbred with the Neanderthals. A local ivory carver spotted the bone sticking out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623096/humans-mated-neanderthals-50000-years-ago

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