Sponsor of search for buried Spitfires in Myanmar pulls out

Stanley Coombe, a member of the search team. Photo: EPA

Rumours that dozens of the single-seat aircraft were buried in 1945 by Britain, the former colonial power in what was then Burma, had excited military history enthusiasts.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 5:44am

Concerns over police station plan's approval

Conservationists are questioning why the Environmental Protection Department has given the go-ahead to the Jockey Club's revitalisation plan for the Central Police Station compound without waiting for a report on the latest archaeological finds.

28 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Expert wants school site opened for study

The advice of independent archaeologists should be sought on the excavations of the site of the former Central School in Mid-Levels, an archaeologist said.

Parts of the school's foundations and playground and some stone steps have been found at the Hollywood Road site, formerly occupied by police married quarters.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

4,000-year-old artefacts offer insight on life in Pearl River Delta

Artefacts from a period spanning more than 4,000 years have been unearthed at Hong Kong's biggest archaeological site, offering a new perspective on how society developed across the Pearl River Delta region.

Officials have described the scale of the Sai Kung dig, which has just been completed, and what has been found, as unprecedented.

13 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Always trying to minimise disruption

I refer to the letter from Ned Autsun headlined, 'Residents face roadworks nightmare' (South China Morning Post, January 4), concerning what he described as the 'continual' roadworks and environmental nuisance caused to residents of the area of Mid-Levels between Caine, Bonham, Robinson, Conduit and Park roads.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am


Archaeologists will make a full and final excavation of remaining Ming dynasty relics along the Penny's Bay coastline before the site is filled for the Disneyland theme park.

A curator with the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Chau Hing-wah, said it would need about a month to do the excavation job at the 1,000-square-metre site.

11 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Settlement at Disney site '4,000 years old'

Neolithic relics unearthed at Penny's Bay on Lantau Island suggest organised human activities on the future Disneyland site date back 4,000 years.

'We cannot conclude what kind of settlement it was, but . . . there must have been organised human activities there during the late new Stone Age,' Antiquities and Monuments Office curator (archaeology) Chau Hing-wah said.

24 Jan 2000 - 12:00am


I travel along Bulkeley Street in Hunghom on my way to work six days a week.

Some time ago I found that a ditch had been excavated along the side of the road outside the 7-Eleven store which extends along most of the block.

27 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Public should use hotline

I refer to the letter from Brett Graham headlined, 'Question still not answered' (South China Morning Post, June 18).

We would like to thank Mr Graham for giving us information about road excavation works carried out by utility undertakers in Tai Mong Tsai. However, this does not imply that the Highways Department has no control over utility works along public roads.

10 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Road plan approved

UTILITY companies and contractors should be penalised for not finishing excavation works within the time set by their road digging permits, legislators said.

22 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Road in awful state

DRIVING down Kennedy Road is like driving across a ploughed field.

For months, it has been a bone-shaking experience as from end to end the various utility companies have dug it up without caring at all about reinstatement.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Important site

THE report of a development planned for Tai Wan To on Lamma (Sunday Morning Post, August 8) is very disturbing. The archaeological site is certainly one of major importance, and I cannot believe any responsible person in the Recreation and Culture Branch would have made the statement attributed to them by Ausser Au.

15 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Road figures

IN the past three years, there have been more than 2,000 cases involving road openings and reopenings at the same spot within three weeks.

The figures represented less than two per cent of the total 116,000 utility road openings.

14 Jan 1993 - 12:00am