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's earliest multi-grid layout of ancient city discovered

China.dot.org 25 Nov 2020
Discovered in 1959 by late historian Xu Xusheng, Erlitou is of great reference value for studying the origin of Chinese civilization, the rise of kingdoms, the regulation of ancient capitals and other major issues related to the development of ......
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China's earliest multi-grid city layout discovered

Xinhua 25 Nov 2020
Discovered in 1959 by late historian Xu Xusheng, Erlitou is of great reference value for studying the origin of Chinese civilization, the rise of kingdoms, the regulation of ancient capitals and other major issues related to the development of Chinese civilization, according to Chinese archeologists....
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1st LD-Writethru: China's earliest multi-grid city layout discovered

China.dot.org 25 Nov 2020
Discovered in 1959 by late historian Xu Xusheng, Erlitou is of great reference value for studying the origin of Chinese civilization, the rise of kingdoms, the regulation of ancient capitals and other major issues related to the development of Chinese civilization, according to Chinese archeologists....
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Suburban Wacko, Gun-Toting Zealots v Urban Intelectual Leftists?

Armstrong Economics 25 Nov 2020
I believe this has long been a cycle that existed in ancient times ... The most curious aspect of this recharacterization of Marxism by these billionaires and the World Economic Forum is that perhaps ancient wisdom concluded long ago that socialistic economics is both dangerous and destructive to civilization....
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Lothal maritime museum project takes 1st steps

The Times of India 25 Nov 2020
... Rs 2,000 crore, have begun to take shape near the ancient port town of Lothal ... Lothal is also on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites and it is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization dating to 2,400 BC, located in Gujarat, he said....
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Saudi aerial photographer reveals secrets of AlUla Old Town to global audience

Arab News 25 Nov 2020
Rich in history, the region was an ancient trade station linking the north and south of the peninsula and ... Al-Suhaimi told Arab News that his inspiration to photograph the area from the air came from his deep-rooted desire to find out more about the country’s ancient civilizations....
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Lothal maritime museum project takes first steps

The Times of India 24 Nov 2020
... Rs 2,000 crore, have begun to take shape near the ancient port town of Lothal ... Lothal is also on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites and it is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization dating to 2,400 BC, located in Gujarat, he said....
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Chinese Amb Qiyue: Greece Will Become an Investments Destination After COVID

The National Herald 24 Nov 2020
The event was titled “Greece, an Emerging Investment Destination in Europe after Covid-19”, and was co-organized by the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU (CCCEU) and the Hellenic Trade Council (HETCO) ... The two countries come from ancient civilizations and have both surpassed several crises of all types over the years, she observed ... ....
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Dr. Sulaiman Al-Thiaeb, consultant at the Royal Commission for AlUla

Arab News 23 Nov 2020
Dr ... He is a professor of ancient Arabic writings and archaeology at King Saud University (KSU). Al-Thiaeb’s entire career revolves around archaeology ... He did a Ph.D ... Al-Thiaeb has published several books on ancient civilizations that once thrived in the area comprising modern-day Saudi Arabia ... Saudi Arabia.” ... .......
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'China and I' writing contest brings Egyptian, Chinese cultures closer

China.dot.org 23 Nov 2020
A recently concluded "China and I" writing competition, which saw the participation of hundreds of Egyptian writers and others interested in the Chinese culture, has been considered by organizers and participants as part of the growing cultural exchange between the two ancient civilizations....
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Trader offers P3M for arrest of gunman, mastermind

Journal Online 23 Nov 2020
ANGELES CITY – An executive of a real estate company here has offered P3 million reward for the capture of the gunman who allegedly tried to kill him several months ago and the identification of the alleged mastermind ... Bernard Galang ... The practice is a throwback all the way to ancient times and should have no place in this civilized, sophisticated ... ....
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Partners working together for a shared prosperous future

China Daily 23 Nov 2020
On Nov 24th, 1970, China and Ethiopia officially established diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level, which brought the two ancient civilizations closer together ... The two countries, each with their time-honored civilizations, are coming closer in mutual learning....
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D.G. Martin: Greek and Hebrew guides to our political differences

Fayetteville Observer 22 Nov 2020
How can ancient Greek and Hebrew thinking help us understand why our friends who support other political candidates see things so differently from us? ... Historians have often described Western civilization as a complex fusion of two ancient cultural traditions....
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