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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Crimes And Conspiracies Continue At Ancient Caral Site In Central Peru

Ancient Origins 02 Mar 2021
Shady, and Creamer and Haas (an American husband-and-wife team), after a series of academic feuds, collaborated in the discovery and radiocarbon dating that revealed Caral to be the most ancient urban center in the Americas and the Andean origin of civilization ... Archaeologists working on one of the ancient Caral structures in Peru....
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Footprints, Fairies and even a Foreskin: 10 Bizarre Relics from History

Ancient Origins 02 Mar 2021
holy items of ancient times that are a marvel to witness ... The Ancient Analogue Computer. Just like religious relics carry a lot of importance for believers, so do the relics of ancient civilizations bear importance for history enthusiasts all over the world ... As such it is certainly one of the most enigmatic relics of the ancient world....
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Promo released for joint Saudi-Japanese anime ‘The Journey’

Arab News 02 Mar 2021
JEDDAH ... The launch of the promotional video comes ahead of the renowned Berlin International Film Festival beginning March 1 ... Inspired by the history of the Arabian Peninsula and the ancient civilizations of the region, “The Journey” tells the story of Aws, a potter with a mysterious past who indulged in an epic battle in defense of his city ... .......
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Who Invented the Wheel?

Interesting Engineering 02 Mar 2021
The Mesopotamian civilization used these early wheels for pottery creation. It was another 2,000 years or so before the Ancient Greeks developed the idea of the wheel enough to put them to use carrying loads ... Once early civilizations realized how much easier transportation would be ......
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China pursues its own model of modernization

China Daily 02 Mar 2021
Alan Macfarlane -- an anthropologist, historian and professor at King's College, Cambridge, who authored "The Making of the Modern World" -- said that the social civilization of Britain, the first modern country in the world, was based on individualism, while collective civilization has been rooted in the Chinese soil since ancient times ... ....
photo: AP / Francisco Seco
Iran's Vice-President and Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi adjusts his earphones during a joint news conference with European Union Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov.26, 2018.
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Iran responds to attack on Israeli ship: We monitor Israel's behavior in region

The Jerusalem Post 02 Mar 2021
Trump was slammed as “unconventional, irrational and cruel behavior [which] imposed heavy costs on our people's economy, [but] he did not have the slightest success in breaking the backbone of our national independence and endurance, which rises from the will to determine the fate of an ancient civilization."  ... ....
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Is Jiroft Site in Iran a True Cradle of Civilization?

Ancient Origins 01 Mar 2021
The Konar Sandal site near Jiroft in Iran has revealed the remnants of an ancient culture some experts argue is the true cradle of civilization ... The ancient monument discovered near Jiroft in southeastern Iran, is believed by some experts to be the original cradle of civilization....
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The Pope of the Vatican will visit Iraq for the first time

The Eastern Herald 01 Mar 2021
An Iraqi official announced, on Monday, that Pope Francis will visit several Iraqi cities, including the ancient city of Ur (south), in his first visit to the country this week ... Nazim added, “His Holiness the Pope will have meetings with political and social elites, dialogue leaders, clerics, and civil society activists.”....
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Ethiopia: No Culture Can Survive If It Attempts to Be Exclusive

All Africa 01 Mar 2021
... kind and civilization, has tremendous history that dates backs to the ancient times....
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FCC Approves $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy

WhoWhatWhy 01 Mar 2021
The author writes, “Coprolites, or fossilized dog feces, are often used to understand the dietary preferences of ancient civilizations ... ‘As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has used multiple approaches to provide a snapshot of the daily diet, health, and the long-term trends in ancient dogs of the Americas, all in one study.’” ... ....
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Xinhua Commentary: China pursues its own model of modernization

Xinhua 01 Mar 2021
Alan Macfarlane -- an anthropologist, historian and professor at King's College, Cambridge, who authored "The Making of the Modern World" -- said that the social civilization of Britain, the first modern country in the world, was based on individualism, while collective civilization has been rooted in the Chinese soil since ancient times ... Enditem. ....
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Picture perfect: Saudi Arabia’s ancient beauty finds a new audience

Arab News 01 Mar 2021
JEDDAH. A new generation of Saudi photographers is relying on the power of social media to showcase the Kingdom’s vast beauty ... Many other photographers who travel the country share the same outlook ... He said ... Saudi Arabia, as a land of ancient civilizations, is extremely appealing for archaeologists and tourists interested in history, Binzara said ... .......
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Diverse dimensions of Pakistan’s outreach to Sri Lanka

Asiatimes 01 Mar 2021
The visit encompassed three major realms ... Khan said, “Pakistan probably has one of the greatest Buddhist heritages in the world and we invite people from Sri Lanka to visit them.” He said the northern region of Pakistan is the center of an ancient Buddhist civilization and that a sleeping Buddha statue was recently discovered there ... .......
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