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  1. travellers' checks

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... the largest three-star hotel in Australia. Rooms cost from A$79 a night. See www.victoriahotel.com.au. Past masters Qatar Airways is offering three packages targeting the ancient wonders of Egypt ... and service charges. Egypt offers a raft of ancient sites. In and around the capital, Cairo, attractions include the Pyramids of Giza, Saladin's Citadel, the Sphinx and Cairo Tower. The city ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese will develop better travel etiquette in time

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It's a familiar pattern the world over: in Hong Kong, mainland tourists have been criticised for letting their children urinate in public; in Egypt, for defacing ancient monuments; ...

  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, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Ancient Roman ingredients still seen on modern-day menus in Rome

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:05am by AP

    ... their discoveries, including gnawed-on fish bones and goose-egg shells that were possibly ancient delicacies for the elite. Much of what the inhabitants ate was local. Archaeologists noted that some types of mollusc shells found in the sewers of Herculaneum came from the ancient town's beach. Notable exceptions include grain, which was likely imported from Egypt; dates from the Middle East ...

  6. The Nile

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... the Nile becomes the mighty Nile. The gift of the Nile The ancient Greeks called Egypt 'the gift of the Nile'- without the Nile there would have been no Egypt. Like the Romans after them, ... a. 6,700 kilometres b. 6,800 kilometres c. 6,900 kilometres 2 The Nile was crucial to the civilisation of... a. Rome b. Greece c. Egypt 3 The source of the Nile was discovered in... a. 1858 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Colour therapy- hues that can heal

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 09:56am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... feel more grounded and centred. Colour therapy, also called chromotherapy, is not a modern concept. Ancient cultures believed that colour could help healing and improve emotional well-being. In ancient Egypt and Greece, rooms were painted in different colours in an attempt to treat various ailments. The Egyptians even designed special healing sanctuaries that captured and split ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Izumi Kato's "finger paintings" earn high praise

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:52pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... in Hong Kong. Viewers are treated to a selection of his enigmatic works, which include rough wooden ethnographic sculptures and paintings of bipedal beings that evoke a primordial sense of ancient Egypt, tribal Africa and the extraterrestrial. The undisputed highlight of the show is an intriguing wood sculpture of an almost life-sized, imposing female figure curled in a fetal position, ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Luxor workers rise against Islamist governor linked to 1997 massacre

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in the ancient city and shattered Egypt's tourism sector. Their anger was triggered on Sunday when President Mohammed Mursi named Adel el-Khayat provincial governor. El-Khayat is a member ... militant organisation, Islamic Jihad. Tourism is the lifeblood of Luxor, home to some of Egypt's most dramatic ancient temples and pharaonic tombs, including Tutankhamun's. The city has ...

  10. Historians put finishing touch to internet course

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Thirty leading international historians this week met at Peking University to put the final touches to an internet-based course on the growth and evolution of ancient civilisations across the globe. The two-day conference followed a similar gathering in Hong Kong where the academics- from Egypt, India, Europe, the US, Hong Kong and the mainland- hammered out ...




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