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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Historic Burrisville Methodist Church celebrates homecoming

The Star Democrat 17 Sep 2021
19, beginning with singing at 2 p.m ... This pre-Civil War church building has much history about it inside and out, including an ancient reed-type organ, an 1881 Bible, a striking metal chandelier in the center of the ceiling originally lighted by kerosene lamps, but which has since been electrified, along with rows of wooden backed pews ... ....

Take masterpieces from the Louvre home with Samsung’s The Frame

Manila Bulletin 16 Sep 2021
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a new partnership with the iconic Musée du Louvre ... This catalog lists works by hundreds of artists, covering diverse periods, from ancient civilizations to modern art,” explained Wonjin Lee, President and Head of Service Biz Team at Samsung Electronics ... Admire the Louvre’s treasures from your own home ... ....

YouTube Duo Find $100,000 Of Vintage Games In Hoarder’s Abandoned House

Kotaku 16 Sep 2021
Like a real-life Tomb Raider run sans picturesque vistas from an ancient civilization, a pair of YouTuber game hunters found themselves in an extremely messy room that had been locked for close to 20 years. But amid the filth, they found a treasure trove of factory-sealed video games, including mainstream hits like The Legend of Zelda ... Advertisement....

Racist Stereotypes About Africa in the U.S. Media Have Long Driven the Rape and Plunder ...

GlobalResearch 16 Sep 2021
These prejudicial comments ignore the flourishing of great African civilizations like ancient Carthage and the Songhai and Mali empires before the era of the slave trade and European colonization, which weakened and divided the continent ... They projected Africa always in a negative light, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized....

Salah Taher Hall for Fine Arts hosts ‘Years of Commitment’ exhibition for Shenouda Esmat on Sept. 15

Egypt Today 15 Sep 2021
In his artwork, the artist focuses on Egyptian heritage with contemporary visual elements and vocabulary, influenced by the depth and history of the ancient Egyptian and Coptic civilization, mixed with ......

Egyptian Museum in Tahrir receives delegation from United Institute for Nuclear Sciences in Russia

Egypt Today 15 Sep 2021
The Russian delegation was very impressed by the beauty and splendor of the museum’s artifacts that express the greatness of the ancient Egyptian civilization and ......

The End State of Communist China’s Opportunism

The Epoch Times 14 Sep 2021
After all, China was once the most advanced civilization in the ancient world. As noted here, “China was once the standard setter in advanced civilization, the center point around which the ......

New York Times ‘Mangles’ Jewish History as Gordis Sees ‘Incurable’ Pathology at the Newspaper

The Algemeiner 14 Sep 2021
... under the headline “Film Offers Fractured Israel Ominous Lessons From the Ancient Past.” A subheadline described how “an animated epic depicting a Jewish civil war and the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago is being seen as a warning in a deeply divided country.”....

Amazon Prime Video New Releases Sliding into September 2021

News Ledge 14 Sep 2021
As we watch summer recede in the rearview mirror, it’s time for a new slate of Amazon Prime Video new releases. The two marquee releases by the streaming giant heading into the fall include Cinderella and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie ... Think Game of Thrones, but hopefully better ... September 1 ... Ancient Civilizations of North America ... Exodus....

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The Signal 14 Sep 2021
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Restored silk fabrics from Sanxingdui Ruins unveiled for first time 14 Sep 2021
The new findings indicate the ancient Shu Kingdom was one of the important origins of silk in ancient China, shedding light on the unified yet diverse origins of Chinese civilization ... Sacrificial objects with spiritual meaning ... "Thus again, it demonstrates the pluralistic and unified features of the Central Plains civilization ... 3, 4, 7 and 8 ... ....

Online philanthropy program to restore flood-damaged relics

China Daily 13 Sep 2021
Over 400 cultural heritage sites in the province were damaged in the deluge, according to statistics of the administration, and 57 percent of them are "unmovable heritage sites", such as historical monuments, ancient architecture and grottoes ... Henan is the main cradle of ancient Chinese civilization, with a rich reservoir of cultural relics....

The best shapewear for women

Orlando Sentinel 13 Sep 2021
Shapewear has been around since the existence of ancient civilized societies, but it’s come a long way in terms of ......

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