Archaeologists believe they have unearthed only a small fraction of Egypt's ancient ruins, but they're making new discoveries with help from high-tech allies -- satellites that peer into the past from the distance of space.
It's the same every year -- we've all made them with the best of intentions, then forget all about them. 2008 will be different as we gear up to make some resolutions for the business traveler. This month, Richard Quest is in Egypt by the Red Sea -- it's one of the top 5 destinations that frequent fliers cash in their air miles for especially during this time of year. Some winter sun is a great way to start the year right.
Six of the seven Ancient Wonders of the World have vanished into history, like the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which crumbled into the sea after an earthquake, and the Statue of Zeus, destroyed by fire thousands of years ago. Only the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt remain on the list.
For almost as long as man has been able to construct monuments and temples, build canals and stem vast rivers, debate has raged between historians as to which one should be considered the defining achievement in the history of the civilized world.
The Olympic flame arrived home from an unprecedented global journey on Friday, greeted by folk dancers for the final Greek leg of the relay past the sites of ancient myths, monuments, and epic battles.