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2008-08-04 09:00:31

HK mountaineer's remains discovered on Mt.Bogda after missing for 10 years URUMQI, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- A corpse discovered by Chinese glacier researchers by chance last month in Mt. Bogda in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has turned out to be that of a Hong Kong mountaineer missing ten years ago, according to local police. The researchers with the Lanzhou glacier and frozen earth institute were conducting scientific exploration when they found the corpse on July 23,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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