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 promotes Hunan Province to attract more Egyptian tourists

China Daily 13 Dec 2019
During the event, Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said Egypt and China are two unique states with ancient civilizations and incomparable tourist sites ... Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes to seek common development and prosperity....
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Amazon Games' MMO New World Will Launch May 2020

Gamespot 13 Dec 2019
Set on a mysterious island known as Aeternum, you play as settlers venturing to establish a foothold and uncover the mysteries of what happened in this strange land filled with undead monsters and relics of an ancient civilization. It's been a while since we last heard from New World ... ....
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Chinese culture is very attractive and fulfilling: Portuguese Ambassador to China

People Daily 13 Dec 2019
José Augusto Duarte (Photo via Embassy of Portugal in Beijing) ... “I found here the ancient and strong Chinese civilization, the rapid development of Chinese society and the resilience and perseverance of the Chinese people,” he said, adding that the more he knows about it, the more he likes the Chinese culture ... ....
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Roundup: China promotes Hunan Province to attract more Egyptian tourists

China.dot.org 12 Dec 2019
During the event, Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said Egypt and China are two unique states with ancient civilizations and incomparable tourist sites ... Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient Silk Road trade routes to seek common development and prosperity....
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Local Students Compete in the First Round of National Competition

Ravalli Republic 12 Dec 2019
Stevensville Middle School fifth grade student Zane Svaren took first place as 379 students participated in the first round of competition for the National Geographic GeoBee Wednesday ... Questions cover not only geography, but also ancient and world civilizations, cultures and physical features ... × ... Loading&hellp;. {{title}}. {{start_at_rate}} ... ....
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I have fallen in love with China

People Daily 12 Dec 2019
In my eyes, with ancient historical scenic ... My visit to Yangzhou in Jiangsu province was full of joy, unforgettable memories and experiences as the brief trip took me to close proximity to nature and history of China, the birthplace of one of the ancient civilizations on the earth....
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2,700-year-old Town From One of Ancient World's Major Powers Revealed by Archaeologists

Newsweek 11 Dec 2019
The settlement, known as Beta Samati, once formed part of the Aksumite Empire—one of Africa's most influential ancient civilizations, which ruled over what is ......
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Archeologists unearth lost town from little-known ancient East African empire

CNN 11 Dec 2019
(CNN)Archeologists have unearthed the remains of a town from an influential but little-known ancient civilization in East Africa that sheds light on the origins of Christianity in Ethiopia ... An inscription in Ge'ez or ancient Ethiopic found just outside the eastern basilica wall....
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Egypt unearths rare statue of King Ramses II near Giza pyramids

Xinhua 11 Dec 2019
The only Ka statue that was previously found is made of wood and it belongs to one of the kings of the thirteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt," Waziri told Xinhua ... As one of the most ancient civilizations, Egypt has been working hard to preserve its rich archaeological heritages....
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We must choose whether to follow Satan or God

Kentucky New Era 11 Dec 2019
Q ... A. All peoples, primitive or modern, have acknowledged some kind of deity. Archaeology has unearthed the ruins of many ancient civilizations, but none has ever been found that did not yield some evidence of a god who was worshiped. Man's concepts of God have been as varied as his moods ... Anyone who tries to rationalize God will fail ... Billy Graham. ....
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Billy Graham: We must choose whether to follow the devil's clever promises or God's sure Word

Bowling Green Daily News 11 Dec 2019
QUESTION ... ANSWER. All peoples, primitive or modern, have acknowledged some kind of deity. Archaeology has unearthed the ruins of many ancient civilizations, but none has ever been found that did not yield some evidence of a god who was worshiped. Man’s concepts of God have been as varied as his moods ... Anyone who tries to rationalize God will fail ... ....
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The oldest story ever told is painted on a cave wall in Indonesia, archaeologists report

Hickory Record 11 Dec 2019
Archaeologists working in Indonesia say they have discovered the earliest artwork that depicts a story. It is a tale told in red pigment on a cave wall ... Surrounding the animals are people or humanlike figures ... Ancient Sulawesi people, like European cave painters, drew lots of wildlife ... Modern civilization surrounds this ancient place ... RATNO SARDI ... ....
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Azrieli Foundation donates $18 million to Yeshiva University

Jewish Herald-Voice 11 Dec 2019
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