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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Carbon dating establishes timeline for first Egyptian pharaohs

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of Ancient Egypt, and suggests that Egypt formed far more rapidly than was previously thought." Aha and his seven successors ruled over a territory spanning a similar area to Egypt today, ... of tools have pinpointed the crucial time in world history when Egypt emerged as a distinct state. Experts have wrangled for decades as to when turbulent upper and lower Egypt were brought together ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1305708/carbon-dating-establishes-timeline-first-egyptian-pharaohs
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Brought together by the devil: judge explains Al-Jazeera trio's harsh sentences

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... evidence cited in the 57-page document was film produced by the journalists that included voices critical of the government and showed the turmoil in Egypt after the overthrow of Islamist president ... war, and for aiding the Brotherhood's goal in portraying Egypt as a failed state. Mohammed received another three years for his possession of a spent bullet. Under Egyptian law, now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558338/brought-together-devil-judge-explains-al-jazeera-trios-harsh-sentences
  5. Magazines - Style - DIVERSIONS

    Creative jewellery makers turn to ancient, fossilised materials

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Francesca Fearon

    ... Story Francesca Fearon Jewellery designers and watchmakers are turning to fossilised materials to create artistic masterpieces, writes Francesca Fearon A mammoth task Be warned! "This is not jewellery to do the washing-up in," Bibi van der Velde ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1520453/creative-jewellery-makers-turn-ancient-fossilised-materials
  6. News - World - GAZA

    Carnage at UN school as Israeli tanks pound Gaza refugee camp

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... message on Tuesday that Palestinians would continue confronting Israel until its blockade on Gaza – which is supported by neighbouring Egypt – was lifted. Five rockets were fired from Gaza ... appears to have less sway with either side this time. Egypt said on Tuesday it was revising an unconditional ceasefire proposal that Israel had originally accepted but Hamas rejected, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562808/israeli-shelling-kills-19-palestinians-taking-refuge-gaza-school
  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Ancient Cambodian statues back home from US art collections

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:03am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Three figures looted during Cambodia's civil war returned from gallery and auction houses in US Statues finish 'long journey home' Three 1,000-year-old statues depicting Hindu mythology are back home in Cambod ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525074/cambodia-welcomes-return-1000-year-old-statues
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    History enthusiasts pull up a chair at Heritage Museum exhibition exploring the role of seating as a cultural artefact

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com A museum exhibition explores the role of seating as a cultural artefact History enthusiasts pull up a chair Slightly faded and elegantly curved, the wooden stool appears small and unassuming- for a 3,000-year-old relic from ancient Egypt, that is. "Tutankhamen's tomb had one almost identical, [but] it's broken," said Naomi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537986/history-enthusiasts-pull-chair-heritage-museum-exhibition-exploring
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader Sisi orders action to tackle sex attacks on women in Egypt

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:47pm by NYT

    ... The failure of successive governments to take the issue seriously has pushed sexual violence to endemic levels in Egypt, they said. Advocacy groups and the prosecutor's office reported a series ... on Sunday night as crowds gathered in the square to celebrate the new president's inauguration. Egypt's prosecutor general released details of an assault on a mother and her teenage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530300/new-leader-sisi-orders-action-tackle-sex-attacks-women-egypt
  10. News - World - GAZA

    UN chief says ‘political will’ the main obstacle to ending Gaza conflict

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... talks, he added, stressing that it was a “matter of their political will.” The United Nations is backing a bid by Egypt to broker a peace deal to end the latest flare-up in the Gaza Strip ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561418/un-chief-says-political-will-main-obstacle-ending-gaza-conflict

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