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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China offers friendship as 2019 Military World Games open

People Daily 19 Oct 2019
19 (Xinhua) -- China launched the 2019 Military World Games in its inland metropolis of Wuhan Friday evening with a dazzling ceremony showcasing the nation's ancient civilization and an offer of friendship to the world ... The show celebrated some of China's greatest ancient military ......
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This Week in History: October 18th to 24th

The National Herald 19 Oct 2019
October 18th.. On this day in 1918, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, the former Prime Minister of Greece, was born in Chalepa, Crete ... October 19th. ... Neither of my parents had higher education, but my father inspired me in childhood with stories from a distant past when ancient Greece had made outstanding contributions to human civilization.”. October 20th. ... ....
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Spotlight: As old friends, Indonesia, China embrace new friendship

Xinhua 19 Oct 2019
JAKARTA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- As two ancient civilizations in Asia, China and Indonesia started their friendly communication and exchanges over 2,000 years ago ... In October 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Indonesia, during which he proposed to build the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road ... HIGH-LEVEL CONTACT ... ECONOMIC COOPERATION ... ....
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Archaeologists have located an ancient city hidden in the Cambodian jungle. The discovery was 150 years in the making.

Yahoo Daily News 18 Oct 2019
Archaeologists have been trying to uncover the ancient city of Mahendraparvata for 150 years ... Its layout is leading researchers to rethink their understanding of how ancient cities were built ... From 2012 to 2017, a team of international researchers observed nearly 600 newly discovered remnants of the ancient civilization ... Ancient city....
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Trump portrays Mideast as a bloody sandbox, maligns Kurds

The Daily Journal 18 Oct 2019
Turkey is, after all, the ancient home of the Byzantine empire, which ... "Of course the stereotype doesn't represent the reality," Telhami said, addressing the history of ancient civilizations that over centuries have known tranquility as well as war, prosperity as well as poverty....
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Peter becomes Peter 2.0

The Telegraph India 18 Oct 2019
Impossible, the manufacturer of a popular brand of shoes insists, is nothing ... Indeed, the march of civilization has been nearly all-conquering ... The Etruscan people — this civilization thrived in ancient Tuscany — looked upon Charon as the man who lives forever ... The progress of civilization is essentially antithetical to the principle of contentment ... ....
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Wedding dessert alternatives: A piece of cake

Norfolk Daily News 18 Oct 2019
Finding cake at a wedding should be a cakewalk, right? ... Cake does have a long history of appearances in weddings, dating to ancient civilizations ... In ancient Rome, according to several sources, wheat or barley was used to make the cake, which was probably more like bread, and the groom would break the cake over the bride's head ... ....
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1st LD-Writethru: Xinhua Headlines: China offers friendship as 2019 Military World Games open

China.dot.org 18 Oct 2019
18 (Xinhua) -- China launched the 2019 Military World Games in its inland metropolis of Wuhan Friday evening with a dazzling ceremony showcasing the nation's ancient civilization and an offer of friendship to the world ... The show celebrated some of China's greatest ancient military ......
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Xinhua Headlines: China offers friendship as 2019 Military World Games open

Xinhua 18 Oct 2019
19 (Xinhua) -- China launched the 2019 Military World Games in its inland metropolis of Wuhan Friday evening with a dazzling ceremony showcasing the nation's ancient civilization and an offer of friendship to the world ... The show celebrated some of China's greatest ancient military ......
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Poland offers Pakistan facility in export oriented activities

The News International 17 Oct 2019
Islamabad ... The Ambassador also visited Taxila Museum and other historical sites of ancient Budha civilization. The PPP parliamentarian Palwasha Khan also accompanied the Ambassador during his visit of different historical places of Taxila city ... The Ambassador also visited Taxila Museum and other historical sites of ancient Budha civilization ... ....
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Are we all just Shakespeare's kids? Remembering Harold Bloom, who certainly thought so.

Finger Lakes Times 17 Oct 2019
Did William Shakespeare invent the human?. That seems like a pretty audacious claim to make for any imaginative storyteller, let alone a mere playwright whom we struggle to understand, and one no longer at the peak of his popularity, to boot ... Here is why ... The idea that they should ideally be like ourselves dates back to ancient civilizations ... Yup ... ....
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Are we all just Shakespeare’s kids? Remembering Harold Bloom, who certainly thought so.

The Bryan Eagle 17 Oct 2019
Did William Shakespeare invent the human?. That seems like a pretty audacious claim to make for any imaginative storyteller, let alone a mere playwright whom we struggle to understand, and one no longer at the peak of his popularity, to boot ... Here is why ... The idea that they should ideally be like ourselves dates back to ancient civilizations ... Yup ... ———....
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Sino-Indian informal summits: Wuhan, Mahabalipuram and beyond

Korea Times 17 Oct 2019
By Vishnu Prakash. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi observed during talks with China's President Xi Jinping that "our effort is to prevent differences from degenerating into disputes." ... China and India are ancient civilizations separated by the great Himalayan mountains ... But why the informal summits? ... We fought a war in 1962 ... ....

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