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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Festive holiday bodes well for tourism rebound

People Daily 28 Jan 2023
The number of visits reached its capacity at some of the province's attractions, including Mount Emei,famous for its breathtaking views,and the Sanxingdui Museum, whose exhibits showcase the nation's ancient civilization ... Figures from travel agencies confirmed the boom in the tourism market during the Spring Festival holiday ... (Web editor ... ....

Voices from the Arab press: The West, Iran & hostage-taking policy

The Jerusalem Post 28 Jan 2023
The West, Iran & hostage-taking policy. Al Rai, Kuwait, January 20. For more stories from The Media Line go to It pays to revisit history from time to time.  ... (credit ... It is not yet known whether the West has woken up to the Iranian truth and finally recognized the nature of the regime in this country of ancient civilization ... ....

Gandhara festival to be held in Taxila from Sunday

Urdu Point 27 Jan 2023
The festival is organized by Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with Pak-Romina friendship association to highlight the ancient civilization of Taxila ... He said festivals were being organized to highlight the culture of Punjab as well as the ancient civilizations of Gandhara....

Iron Age Chariot Axle Offers A Rare Example of Prehistoric Technology

Ancient Origins 27 Jan 2023
The discovery of this wooden axle is an important one for archaeology, as it provides insight into how ancient civilizations in Britain transported goods and people ... Headless Horses Galloping from the Grave Unearthed in UK Chariot Burial Three Chariots in India Suggests Warrior Class of Ancient Civilization....

Syria: Restorations continue at Ottoman-era Sulaymaniyya Takiyya site in Damascus

Ruptly 27 Jan 2023
Preserving the cultural, heritage and civilizational character and identity of the Tekkeh, as it is an ancient edifice", explained Lama Surkli, Civil engineer, and expert in the restoration of ancient buildings ... the ancient building....

Interview 400 with Jason Breshears

Rumble 27 Jan 2023
The publishing world is filled with books on ancient mysteries all citing the same sources and rehashing the same topics. Breshears' research is deeper and penetrates through the layers of deception and unveils whole new concepts and discoveries about the ancient world, its people, beliefs, civilizations and the catastrophes that ended them....

PM solved problems of students with his experience: MP CM Chouhan praised PM Modi

Beijing News 27 Jan 2023
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , January 27 (ANI) ... "He spoke on how to make exams joyful and fun ... Underlining the importance of learning new languages, PM Modi said that new languages open the doors to know not only new words and sentences but also about the ancient heritage, history, culture, and the age-old civilizations associated with these ... (ANI) .......

1st edition of the Indo-Egypt joint training exercise Cyclone culminates in Rajasthan

Beijing News 27 Jan 2023
New Delhi , January 27 (ANI). The inaugural edition of the Indo-Egypt joint training exercise Cyclone on Friday culminated in Rajasthan after intense validation training ... India and Egypt, two of the world's oldest civilizations, have enjoyed a history of close contact from ancient times ... (ANI) .......

Ancient Civilizations by Brien Foerster (1:59:48)

Earth Newspaper 26 Jan 2023
Ancient Civilizations by Brien Foerster (1.59.48) ... Ancient Civilizations by Brien Foerster (1.59.48) ... Ancient Civilizations Archive ......

UNESCO listing of Marib’s ancient sites delights Yemenis

Arab News 26 Jan 2023
The Kingdom of Saba is the Yemeni civilization’s backbone and one of the most prominent ancient Arab kingdoms. The sites illustrate the depth of civilization across thousands of years.” ... There are some signs that certain ancient sites have been excavated in Marib,” Bakarmom said....

GDA to renovate old buildings, archaeological sites in Gwadar

Urdu Point 26 Jan 2023
Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) has started working on the renovation of old buildings, and archaeological sites to preserve the ancient civilization, and history of Gwadar city with aimed to promote tourism....

Walk (to Work) Like an Egyptian: Nakhtpaaten, the First Commuter

Ancient Origins 26 Jan 2023
But what about the ancient world? In those powerful civilizations that are lost to history, there were certainly important jobs to be completed, and daily tasks that required plenty of time to fulfill ... When you think of ancient Egypt, it is hard to think of people having regular jobs with 9-to-5 shifts, and the usual duties....

‘Ads of the World selects’ 2 tourism promotional campaigns to Egypt among best for 2022

Egypt Independent 26 Jan 2023
... of deciphering ancient Egyptian writing and the emergence of Egyptology. The aim was to introduce the world to the cultural and scientific precedent that distinguished ancient Egyptian civilization, Amr al-Kady, CEO of the Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion, said....

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