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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Ancient Cannabis Cult / History documentary (Worth a watch just for Ancient Civilizations)

Bitchute 14 Aug 2022
Go to the source via the article link to view the video .......

Time to correct wrongs in Oxford history books

China Daily 13 Aug 2022
The Oxford History for Pakistan (Book 1), for instance, is on ancient Chinese history starting from the Yellow River Valley Civilization about 6,000 years ago to the era of Confucius ... The ancient Silk Road connected the Chinese civilization with other Asian and European civilizations....

COLUMN — Emojis: The new hieroglyphics?

Enid News & Eagle 13 Aug 2022
... about emojis as we look back in ancient history on hieroglyphics? ... “Next to the pyramids, the Sphinx and mummies, one of the most intriguing discoveries from ancient Egyptian civilization is a form of writing that appears like stylized pictures of people, animals and objects....

Homegrown alco-bev brands are being very well received by Indians: Varna Bhat, Founder & CEO of Blisswater Industries

Financial Express 13 Aug 2022
Vodka enjoys a large market share in India ... It is equally delicious on the rocks as it is in a buzzy, refreshing cocktail ... Excerpts. ... Ancient civilizations till now drinking is a part of who we are as people and different levels of evolution have taken up in drinking too as we have evolved through time ... (Drinking alcohol is injurious to health ... ....

Yangtze delta culture, tea trade on show at museum

China Daily 12 Aug 2022
Two exhibitions at the Shanghai History Museum are showcasing the beauty of Chinese civilization in the Yangtze River Delta region since ancient times ... through Aug 28, shows various aspects of fine living in ancient China, from music appreciation to board games, art and poetry....

Upcoming Steam Game Is Literally Just A Squirrel With A Gun

Kotaku 12 Aug 2022
Video games can offer us a chance to inhabit new worlds or discover new experiences. They can show us things we’ve never seen or dreamed of. Like an ancient civilization or a far-off alien planet somewhere deep in the cosmos. Or uhwhat about a squirrel with a gun who can shoot people? Yeah, that’s cool too. Watch. CCOffEnglish ... 01.21. Now playing ... 01.46....

“Forbidden Planet”: An Unelected Shadow Government of Billionaires Has Seized Power … “When Science Fiction ...

GlobalResearch 12 Aug 2022
In ancient Rome it was bread and circuses, now it’s pandemics, transsexuals, and cell phones ... Turns out the vast machine complex allowed every inhabitant of the ancient civilization to become mentally connected to it so that anything they imagined would instantly materialize....

King Carved In Stone Found at 4,200-Year-Old Chinese Pyramid Palace

Ancient Origins 11 Aug 2022
The identity of the ruling class, however, remains a mystery as this ancient civilization simply and suddenly vanished 3,800 years ago without leaving any written records , reports South China Morning Post ... disappeared, other ancient civilizations also vanished mysteriously....

China releases white paper outlining plans for reunification with Taiwan

Hot Air 11 Aug 2022
Taiwan has belonged to China since ancient times ... As a result of the civil war in China in the late 1940s and the interference of external forces, the two sides of the Taiwan Straits have fallen into a state of protracted political confrontation ... Taiwan has been an integral part of China’s territory since ancient times ... They will lead nowhere ... ....

Land of the 'giants'

China Daily 11 Aug 2022
It has revealed a host of secrets about ancient China, including how early civilizations were formed and how they merged to create unity in diversity ... of a very early civilization adhering to the Dawenkou Culture (4100-2600 BC)....

Cloridano, Medoro, and the Epic of Tai Ji Men

Bitter Winter English 10 Aug 2022
Virgil tried to create for the newly founded Roman Empire a mythical genealogy connected with the ancient civilization of Troy, well-known to the Romans through the epic poems attributed to the mysterious character known as Homer ... As ancient epics tell us, friendship may be more powerful than weapons....

Study reveals evidence of pathogens in Pharaohs', Akkadians' teeth

Egypt Today 10 Aug 2022
A previous research showed that the Ancient Egyptian Kingdom and the Akkadian Empire, both Bronze Age civilizations, experienced a sudden population decline several thousand years ago ... The results indicate that these diseases and epidemics could be responsible for the population decline in the two Bronze Age civilizations....

Beijing Central Axis to compete for world cultural heritage status

Beijing News 10 Aug 2022
The majority of experts at the conference agreed that granting heritage status to the Beijing Central Axis can add a fresh footnote to the history of world civilization. The central axis is the backbone of old Beijing, representing the highest achievement in the planning, design and construction of an ancient capital of Eastern civilization....

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen arrive for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022
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Manila Bulletin | 13 Aug 2022