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: Xu Fancheng, envoy of cultural exchanges between China and India 31 Oct 2020
Both boasting ancient civilizations, China and India have a long history of cultural exchanges ... Bhagavad Gita and Fifty Upanishads from Sanskrit into Chinese, and also wrote books, including on Confucianism, in English to introduce China's ancient classics to India and the world....

Roman coin authenticated in Sarasota area sets world record at auction

Sarasota Herald-Tribune 30 Oct 2020
... most expensive ancient coin ... David Vagi of NGC Ancients theorized the coin was manufactured in Greece shortly before Brutus’ death during the civil war triggered by the assassination, which failed to instigate a grass-roots uprising championed by Caesar’s murderers....

AlUla unveils new experiences, heritage sites open for bookings

Arab News 30 Oct 2020
JEDDAH. AlUla, the historical crossroad of ancient civilizations, has officially reopened for visitors ... At the ancient city of Dadan, the capital city of the Dadanite and Liyhanite kingdoms and one of the most developed cities in the first millennia BC, visitors will get the chance to become an archaeologist for the day ... HIGHLIGHT ... .......

Saudi Arabia: Al Ula officially reopens for visitors

Gulf News 30 Oct 2020
Al Ula, the historical crossroad of ancient civilizations in northwest Saudi Arabia, has officially reopened for visitors this weekend, local media reported ... At the ancient city of Dadan, the capital city of the Dadanite and Liyhanite kingdoms and one of the most developed cities ......

10 Games To Play While Waiting for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

Game Rant 30 Oct 2020
With Assassin's Creed ... RELATED ... Another game by Ubisoft, For Honor clashes together different ancient military units of different civilizations to take part in nerve-wrackingly intense duels and glorious battles of epic proportions ... Odyssey takes place in ancient Greece and possesses some of the finest graphics a Ubisoft game has ever come out with....

Essence of explosions

Korea Times 29 Oct 2020
By Nam Sang-so. On June 16, North Korea blew up the South-North joint liaison office in the North's border town of Kaesong ... Then on the night of Oct ... The U.S ... Tourists today see the beautiful ancient building without its roof. Explosives are not only for violence but are also one of the most important tools in civil engineering work ... ....

Piyush Goyal calls upon SCO countries to enhance trade, investment

Yahoo Daily News 28 Oct 2020
New Delhi [India], October 28 (ANI) ... India hosted the meeting on Tuesday. According to an official release, the minister said that every nation's world view is shaped by its civilization and philosophical tradition and India's ancient wisdom sees the world as one family - "Vasudeva Kutumbakam" ... (ANI). ....

60 Minutes’ Toothy Porn

CounterPunch 28 Oct 2020
The truth is that, below the veneer of civilization, we are still gripped with an inchoate ancient fear and fascination with animals that can kill us — that often translates into a visceral need to dominate, eliminate, or just simply be titillated ... To all ancient cultures ......

Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition Announced for PlayStation 5

ThisGenGaming 27 Oct 2020
Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization ... Solve environmental puzzles to change the world around you, using ancient powers bestowed upon you by The Guardian of the Northern Lights ... civilization....

What is my heritage?

Stanford Daily 27 Oct 2020
Maybe it is the colors of my person.. umber hair and dark eyes. cast on fawn skin. gilded browns in the ancestral dance. Or my mother’s childhood stories.. napping on the roof,. hours to buy eggs, ... she speaks of heat; ... Or maybe it’s the ancient history of my people.. the dawn of civilization between twin rivers, ... slip ... ....

Anime to look forward to in 2021

Manila Bulletin 27 Oct 2020
Here are some of the more exciting titles announced at the Netflix Anime Festival 2020. Sixteen new anime titles. That’s how many Netflix has in store for otaku all over the world ... All images and videos courtesy of Netflix. Pacific Rim. The Black ... B ... Its story revolves around the search for mysterious artifacts left behind by an ancient civilization ... ....

Armenian monuments in line of fire in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The Art Newspaper 27 Oct 2020
The area is home to numerous monuments of religious and civil importance, memorials and various forms of art, including the remnants of ancient settlements, some of which have now come under attack ... He added ... “We remind you that the site of the bombing includes archaeological sites such as the ancient Armenian city of Tigranakert,” they wrote. ....