Latest News for: Ancient civilisations


Designing the world of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – An interview with Naoki Yoshida

NME 13 Oct 2021
Ahead of the launch of Endwalker, I was invited to the Final Fantasy XIV ... READ MORE. ‘Final Fantasy XIV. Endwalker’ preview. a finale that will be a treat for fans ... Final Fantasy XIV. Endwalker ... Yoshida dived into the concept behind Old Sharlayan’s design choice, explaining that its architecture was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman civilisation’s ... .

Today's Word Search: Contrary to popular belief, the pyramids were not built by slaves

Gulf News 12 Oct 2021
Giza’s pyramids are such impressive feats of ancient engineering that even today, scientists are unsure how they were built ... But how did archaeologists know they were well fed? Excavators literally found ancient Egyptian food waste ... Could the realm of ancient Egyptians – one of humanity’s earliest civilisations – be greater than we ever supposed? ... .

Sri Lanka Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai offers unique Ceylon tea experience

Urdu Point 10 Oct 2021
... that Sri Lanka’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is aimed at acquainting visitors with the ancient civilisation of Sri Lanka the and breathtaking landscapes of the country.

Geopolitical manoeuvring around Indian Ocean could profoundly destabilise the world, says author Amitav Ghosh

The Times of India 10 Oct 2021
Dutch East India CompanySunday Times. I've been writing about the Indian Ocean for a long time so, I've always known about the importance of the spice trade ... And the more I learned about what had happened there, the more interested I became ... Roman Empire ... That, all our ancient history, civilisation, culture was just thrown by the wayside ... .

Manoeuvering around Indian Ocean can profoundly destabilise the world: Amitav Ghosh

The Times of India 10 Oct 2021
In 1621, the Dutch East India Company sent in soldiers to subdue inhabitants of the Banda Island — in what is today Indonesia — in a bid to control the source of the valuable trade in nutmeg. Amitav Ghosh’s new book, 'The Nutmeg’s Curse ... Excerpts. ... That, all our ancient history, civilisation, culture was just thrown by the wayside ... Why? ... .

Moenjodaro discovery centennial events planned

Dawn 09 Oct 2021
The executive board of the National Fund for Moenjodaro (NFM) on Friday decided to organise a series of events next year in Islamabad, all provincial capitals and Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of discovery of the ancient civilisation ... animated film on the ancient ruins.

Iraq: Oil-rich and ravaged by conflict

Petroleum World 08 Oct 2021
- 'Cradle of civilisation' -. During ancient times, the lands now comprising Iraq were known as Mesopotamia -- meaning land "Between the Rivers", the Tigris and the Euphrates ... The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, ancient Mesopotamia's capital, were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Rise of the machines

Dawn 08 Oct 2021
IN ancient Greek tragedies, as the villain was ... Of late the abiding trust some techno-optimists have been placing in technology’s efficacy in delivering the human civilisation from certain annihilation shows an uncanny resemblance to the ancient crane, or machine-mounted solution.

The boulder that's baffling the internet: Huge rock in Saudi Arabia looks like it was ...

The Daily Mail 06 Oct 2021
A second theory suggests ancient civilisations were more advanced than previously thought ... 'Why do we attribute aliens? There are mountains of evidence that state ancient technology was at a level significantly advanced from where we think it was ... interestingasfuck Is this Evidence of Ancient High Technology at Al-Naslaa? .

Expo 2020 Dubai unveils nine-metre-tall giants to honour Arab explorers

Urdu Point 06 Oct 2021
DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 06th Oct, 2021) Visitors to the futuristic Alif – the Mobility Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai are to be dwarfed by nine-metre-tall, photo-realistic figures from the Golden Age of Arab civilisation, including ancient navigator Ahmad Ibn Majid and celebrated explorer Ibn Battuta ... ....

It’s good to be nice even if it doesn’t payDoes it cost us anything to ...

Deccan Herald 06 Oct 2021
Universal co-existence ... Happiness quotients ... We the Indians ... Does it cost us anything to be socially sensitive, nuanced, and not embarrass people? Can’t we avoid laughing or looking deep into their eyes when they commit a faux pas? This raises questions about the civility of the people from an ancient civilisation — about our character and ethos ... ....

Eastern Med tensions are coming to the boil

The Times/The Sunday Times 05 Oct 2021
... the open scars of Syria, the ancient feuds between Greece and Turkey — all add up to a secret roar, a civilisational hotspot that is coming to the boil.

Where our travel writers are going now the world is opening up

The Independent 04 Oct 2021
The secrecy was part of the allure for me, but the more I learn about its Unesco heritage sites, the more I’m fascinated by the ancient civilisations that lived there and how they’re connected to the rest of the world.” Qin Xie ... and sillinesses of life in less civilised places.

From the Editors: Time for the flu shot in the UAE

Gulf News 04 Oct 2021
1 of 4. TIME FOR THE FLU SHOT. The change in weather is a good time to start thinking of our annual flu shots. The UAE’s nationwide influenza vaccine drive has been underway for two weeks now, giving us an opportunity to protect ourselves early on ... [COMMENT BY ... Shutterstock. 2 of 4 ... It is an ancient civilisation and a major state in the region ... AFP. 3 of 4.