In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of Myanmar's last king, Princess Hteik Su Phaya Gyi, lives poor and unrecognised by her neighbours -- a far cry from the power and riches of her ancestors.
National Geographic (Feb. 2, 2012) High in the Andes Mountains, the city of Machu Picchu was forgotten for centuries. But now tourists come in great numbers to encounter the lost civilization of the ... watch video
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Michael Walsh discusses the efforts to save the forgotten frescoes of Famagusta, Cyprus.
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AP (Aug. 5, 2014) Researchers at Philadelphia's Penn Museum have re-discovered a 6,500-year-old human skeleton inside a storage room that had been tucked away and forgotten since the 1930's. (Aug. 5)
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AFP (Oct. 15, 2012) Dating back to the second century BC, the Nabataean archaeological site, also known as Madain Saleh, has long been hidden from foreign visitors in this ultra-conservative kingdom that rarely opens up ... watch video
AFP (June 28, 2016) It was the language of China's last imperial dynasty which ruled a vast kingdom for nearly three centuries. But now there are only a handful of native Manchu speakers left.
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AFP (Oct. 6, 2013) The Bagan temple complex is one of the holiest and most visited sites in Myanmar. But many temples have been badly renovated over the past 20 years, which could threaten its application for world ... watch video
Aug. 29, 2016 Ice age inhabitants of Interior Alaska relied more heavily on salmon and freshwater fish in their diets than previously thought, according to a new study. A team of researchers made the discovery ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Scientists today announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation and belonged to a new ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 There's no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That's one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil skeletons of hundreds of marine ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 The Caribbean islands form a natural laboratory for the study of evolution due to their unique biological and geological features. There has been heated discussion since the ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 Water reservoirs provide relief during short periods of drought. They can, however, make a society even more vulnerable to major catastrophes, if the population keeps growing ... read more
Mar. 5, 2015 A scientific team has rediscovered a bird previously thought to be extinct. Jerdon's babbler (Chrysomma altirostre) had not been seen in Myanmar since July 1941, where it was last found in ... read more
Feb. 19, 2015 Resistance to the antimalarial drug artemisinin is established in Myanmar and has reached within 25km of the Indian border, a new study reports. Artemisinin resistance threatens to follow the same ... read more
July 30, 2013 Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural ... read more