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Tokyo: Japan’s Emperor Naruhito completed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne in a ceremony steeped in the traditions and grandeur of a monarchy that claims 2,000 years of history.
KABUL (Reuters) - Restoring Afghanistan's Buddhist artifacts that were destroyed by the Taliban 18 years ago is like working on a 1,500-year-old jigsaw puzzle, say conservators working on the latest restoration project.
HASANKEYF, Turkey (Reuters) - In the ancient Turkish town of Hasankeyf, the Ozturk family are selling all the livestock that was their livelihood as they prepare to uproot to government-built housing across the Tigris River before the waters rise.
The Chongyang Festival is celebrated in the Far East with folks climbing mountains, carrying dogwood for protection, and drinking chrysanthemum wine for its power to ward off evil.
IN the ancient Zhenjiang city, many residents enjoy watching the sun rising over the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze.IN the ancient Zhenjiang city, many residents enjoy watching the sun rising over the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze.
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists at Britain's national synchrotron facility have harnessed powerful light beams to virtually unwrap and decipher fragile scrolls dating back some 2,000 years in a process they hope will provide new insights into the ancient world.
The jackfruit is a worldwide hit, particularly with those looking for meat substitutes. Curious Cook columnist Chris Chan explores the evolution of the fruit, and compares it to the durian too.
THE Flax Linen Series, inspired by the simplicity of Scandinavian lifestyle and design, is Malaysia’s first and only range of mattresses that is made of natural flax linen fabric.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The gilded coffin of a high-ranking ancient Egyptian priest, which had been buried, looted and illegally sold before going on public display at a New York museum, was returned on Wednesday to Egyptian authorities.