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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Clear thinking leads students to the top of the form

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... hieroglyphic alphabet by the age of seven, after he studied ancient Egypt in school, and he left notes in hieroglyphics around the house," his parents say. "In reality," Oliver says, ...

  2. Fierce Falcons

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... km/h. So if Bolt was to race against cheetahs and peregrine falcons, who would win? Famous falcons Falcons are popular because they are fast, fierce and fabulous. In ancient Egypt, the falcon ... to travel. They spend spring and summer in one country, and then travel to another home for the winter. People in ancient times named these birds peregrine, which means 'traveller' ...

  3. Past perfect

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... of Versailles, reproduction Canopic jars used in ancient Egypt to store internal organs are newly introduced as hold-all accessories, and beloved decades-old iconic pieces are fashioned into hip iPod speakers. Retro is hip again. Although it never really went out of style, designers are discovering new ways to showcase vintage- and even ancient- furniture and accessories, whether ...

  4. Painless treatments

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Can you imagine what it would be like to have a tooth pulled or your appendix removed without an anaesthetic? By Ellen Whyte Ether: The First Anaesthetic In ancient times doctors used ... in Mesopotamia around 4200BC, the first mention of opium as an anaesthetic comes from an ancient Egyptian document written in 1500BC. fab fact! Local anaesthetics numb a small part of your body. General ...

  5. FYI: Slavery is despicable. Why did people ever think it was acceptable?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... the hostages became slaves. Ancient Egypt made use of slaves but it was the Roman Empire that turned their utilisation into a well-developed operation- at times up to 20 per cent of the population were slaves and the Romans enacted laws to protect them. Ancient China, too, had its fair share of slaves; the emperor and his court usually owned hundreds, sometimes thousands. Most were born ...

  6. Collect call

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... that he built in Paris, which opened a decade later. During Guimet's lifetime, the museum, while maintaining a section devoted to the religions of ancient Egypt, increasingly focused on Asian ... of], 'If the Guimet museum doesn't have [a piece], that's great!'' The Musee Guimet was built by Emile Guimet (1836-1918), a Lyons industrialist who visited Egypt ...

  7. Art-break hotels

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tiana Templeman

    ... collection- in Spain- takes guests from ancient Egypt into the realms of pop art with a side trip to Rome. Jordi Clos, president of Derby Hotels Collection (www.derbyhotels.com), is an archaeologist ... by Andy Warhol, Hindu sculptures, ancient Roman mosaics and engravings commissioned by Napoleon. Many pieces are incredibly valuable yet remain uncontained to allow maximum viewing pleasure. ...

  8. Animals play a key role in bringing happiness and good fortune

    Posted May 16th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... the most superstitions throughout history. In the days of Queen Cleopatra in ancient Egypt, felines were worshipped as gods and said to prevent the world from descending into eternal darkness. ... with bad luck associated with anything from the number '4' to wearing a white flower in your hair. In fung shui, the ancient Chinese system and science based on principles of balancing ...

  9. Star studio

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff A half-century is hardly an eternity, yet in terms of Hong Kong's Mandarin movie output, most features produced in the late 1950s to early 60s are as inaccessible as the volumes that once resided in ancient Egypt's Library of Alexandria. The vast majority of Shaw's black-and-white pictures are presumed lost and the films that survive from ...

  10. Meal tickets to love

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... dates to ancient Egypt. It even gave rise to the term 'honeymoon', when newlyweds would drink mead- a fermented honey-based drink- for a full lunar month in the belief that it would ... don't have to be as complicated as the exotic potions of ancient times- the likes of rhino horns, favoured by the Chinese, or hippo snouts and hyena eyeballs, which were big with the Romans. ...




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