Civilization

A civilization (US) or civilisation (UK) is any complex society characterized by urban development, symbolic communication forms (typically, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment by a cultural elite. Civilizations are intimately associated with and often further defined by other socio-politico-economic characteristics, including centralization, the domestication of both humans and other organisms, specialization of labor, culturally ingrained ideologies of progress and supremacism, monumental architecture, taxation, societal dependence upon farming as an agricultural practice, and expansionism.

Historically, a civilization was a so-called "advanced" culture in contrast to more supposedly primitive cultures. In this broad sense, a civilization contrasts with non-centralized tribal societies, including the cultures of nomadic pastoralists or hunter-gatherers. As an uncountable noun, civilization also refers to the process of a society developing into a centralized, urbanized, stratified structure.

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Feature: Greeks express solidarity with Chinese people in novel coronavirus outbreak

China.dot.org 16 Feb 2020
by Maria Spiliopoulou, Valentini Anagnostopoulou. ATHENS, Feb ... "We feel obliged ... Culture has been a strong link between China and Greece, the two ancient civilizations, and cultural exchanges between them have increased in recent years, strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation in many other fields ... But it is still a dangerous racism....
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Once war-torn, Slovenia has become a green retreat

News & Record 16 Feb 2020
Look out, Dad!”. We were listening intently to the audio version of Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms,” and the rental car almost swerved off the road when Frederic Henry got hit by a trench mortar shell ... *** ... Historically, the borders have been fluid in this contested land, sitting at the junction of ancient routes and civilizations ... *** ... ....
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Keeping ‘balangay’ legacy alive

Inquirer 15 Feb 2020
The 18-meter and 21-meter boats are replicas of the "balangay," a vessel used by mariners of an ancient civilization that developed along ......
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Avoid past mistakes

Weatherford Democrat 15 Feb 2020
Ancient civilizations have died as a result of ignoring certain moral behaviors even in the face of historical evidence of past collapses. In addition, civil leaders have also tried to tweak old systems thinking that they somehow could make failed systems work ... Read Exodus 32 to see an ancient prototype of the Church pleasing men ... The Rev ... .......
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TISCIONE: Avoid past mistakes

Weatherford Democrat 15 Feb 2020
Ancient civilizations have died as a result of ignoring certain moral behaviors even in the face of historical evidence of past collapses. In addition, civil leaders have also tried to tweak old systems thinking that they somehow could make failed systems work ... Read Exodus 32 to see an ancient prototype of the Church pleasing men ... The Rev ... .......
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Chinese, Iranian FMs discuss fight against novel coronavirus epidemic

People Daily 15 Feb 2020
Both China and Iran are ancient civilizations with a history of thousands of years, whose forward steps cannot be stopped by any kind of difficulties, Wang said, stressing that China is full of confidence in scoring a full victory in the fight against the ......
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Hundreds of billions of locusts are swarming East Africa

The Keene Sentinel 15 Feb 2020
BORENA ZONE, EthiopiaFrom a distance, it looks like billowing smoke. But as it nears, the swarm of locusts comes into focus ... The pests, known and feared by the world’s most ancient civilizations, are invading southern Ethiopia and neighboring parts of Kenya in numbers not seen in generations ... A major humanitarian crisis looms ... Only killing.” ... ....
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Ancient Greek Art Exhibition at Museum of Cycladic Art

The National Herald 13 Feb 2020
The MCA holds a large collection of Ancient Greek Art with representative artifacts from all periods between the Middle Bronze Age (2nd millennium BC) to the very end of the Roman period (4th c ... Few ancient civilizations have depicted their gods and heroes, their myths, their daily life and death in such detail....
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Head to Head Trivia: Falling in love with love on Valentine's Day

The Post and Courier 13 Feb 2020
While there isn’t any clear historical link between the two, many believe that certain aspects of Valentine’s Day tradition developed from the Lupercalia festival, which was held annually by what ancient civilization?....
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75 teams present ideas in Raman Festival

The Times of India 13 Feb 2020
Nagpur ... The three-day event is organized by RSC from 11am to 5pm daily ... Conducting the proceedings Abhimanyu Bhelave said, “From the beginning of civilization humans have been innovating things and ideas according to their needs. Of those the most important ancient innovation was wheel, which made life considerably easier.” ... City. ....
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Holden Matthews pleads guilty to torching three Black churches in Louisiana

The Grio 12 Feb 2020
And in response to a post on “afrikan spirituality,” he added that he wished “more blacks [sic] people would look into ancient beliefs of pre Christian Africa.”. “His disgraceful conduct violated the civil rights of the church’s parishioners and harmed their communities,” pushed ......
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‘Ancient Indian economics has answers to current issues’

The Times of India 11 Feb 2020
There are intellectual underpinnings of ancient Indian economics ... Given the importance of Indiaancient history on its culture and civilization, Sanyal cited examples of how India’s ancient trade and commerce flourished across the globe from Oman to Bahrain, Mesopotamia, Rome, Arabia, Persia to China and Korea, among others....
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Saudi desert art expo puts AlUla’s natural, cultural gems under global spotlight

Arab News 11 Feb 2020
... the ancient site. Some of the artists taking part in the project have been involved in the creation of Desert X installations in California, and their experience has helped produce stunning artworks based on AlUla’s ancient civilizations, natural beauty, sands and rock formations....
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