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  • Travel Like a VIP on a Small Budget in Asia

    04/30/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 16 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.
  • Friday vanity: Match presidents/candidates with Roman emperor they most resemble

    10/24/2008 6:50:19 PM PDT · by meandog · 22 replies · 645+ views
    Since the first emperor or Rome (Augustus) until the fall of the empire in 476 AD there have been more than 100 emperors. It shouldn't be too hard to match the good and the bad witht he good and the bad presidents...
  • Tomb Of 1st Emperor's Grandmother Unearthed (China)

    07/29/2006 5:55:58 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 675+ views
    Xinhuanet -China View ^ | 7-29-2006 | China View
    Tomb of 1st emperor's grandmother unearthed 2006-07-29 20:19:32 XI'AN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- After more than a year's excavation and research in a large tomb in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Chinese archaeologists have concluded that the tomb belonged to the grandmother of Qinshihuang, the country's first emperor.   Zhang Tian'en, an expert with the Shaanxi Provincial Archaeology Institute, told Xinhua on Saturday that the tomb was chronologically the closest to the mysterious mausoleum of Qinshihuang, and was probably built on the emperor's orders. "We are hoping that the excavation of his grandmother's tomb will help unravel the mystery about...
  • What Secrets Did Japan's Ancient Emperors Take To The Grave? And Will We Ever Know

    01/05/2006 4:14:56 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 1,108+ views ^ | 1-5-2006 | Hiroshi Matsubara
    What secrets did Japan's ancient emperors take to the grave? And will we ever know? 01/05/2006 By HIROSHI MATSUBARA, Staff Writer This is the fourth in a series on issues and topics facing Japan's imperial family. A new challenge is being mounted that may eventually put the Imperial Household Agency in something of a tight corner. Academics have long called on the agency to open imperial tombs to full inspection to resolve riddles of Japan's ancient past and put to rest lingering doubts about the authenticity of some of the final resting places of emperors. All this time, the agency,...
  • Emperor's Decline And Fall (Constantine)

    07/29/2005 3:17:43 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Times (UK) ^ | 7-29-2005 | Richard Owen
    July 29, 2005 Emperor's decline and fall By Richard OwenA 2,000-year-old treasure reached an ignominious end A SEWER might be no place for an emperor, but that is where archaeologists have discovered a marble statue of the head of Constantine, one of Rome’s greatest leaders. Eugenio La Rocca, the superintendent for Rome’s monuments, said that archaeologists found the 61cm (2ft) head while clearing an ancient drainage system in the Roman Forum, the centre of public life in the ancient city. Signor La Rocca said yesterday that officials were unsure why the statue was in the sewer. One possibility is that...
  • Book Lifts Lid On Emperor's High Living (Japan)

    09/06/2003 6:06:56 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2003 | Colin Joyce
    Book lifts the lid on Emperor's high living By Colin Joyce in Tokyo (Filed: 07/09/2003) The imperial Palace in Tokyo used to declare its budget on a single piece of paper, with only the barest of details. Now a new book has given the Japanese an unprecedented glimpse into royal life - and how Emperor Akihito spends his annual £150 million of public money. Revealed for the first time is a staff list that includes four doctors on call 24 hours a day, five men who attend to his wardrobe and 11 who assist him in Shinto rites. In all,...