Category: Ancient Civilizations

Authorities do not all agree about the definition of civilization. Most accept the view that “a civilization is a culture which has attained a degree of complexity usually characterized by urban life.” In other words, a civilization is a culture capable of sustaining a substantial number of specialists to cope with the economic, social, political, and religious needs of a populous society. Other characteristics usually present in a civilization include a system of writing to keep records, monumental architecture in place of simple buildings, and an art that is no longer merely decorative, like that on Neolithic pottery, but representative of people and their activities. All these characteristics of civilization first appeared in Mesopotamia.

Who were the Vandals? It is generally believed that the word vandalism derives from the Barbarian vandals who sacked Rome in AD 455. In reality, the word has a more modern, civilized origin. The vandals were a Germanic barbarian tribe …

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20 of my favorite Mythical Creatures To the best of my knowledge, none of the animals listed below is real, so please don’t get taken in by a huckster who wants to sell you one. 1 Dragon This legendary monster …

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Sacred Trees – Ancient Spirituality and Religions – Wisdom of the Trees The transition from a rural world to an urbanized one has transformed the relationship that humans have with trees and forests. What was a daily, physical contact has …

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Audiobook-Soul Consciousness from Sadhana, the Realisation of Life by Rabindranath Tagore SOUL CONSCIOUSNESS (Chapter 2) We have seen that it was the aspiration of ancient India to live and move and have its joy in Brahma, the all-conscious and all-pervading …

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Mythical sea monsters Sea Monsters from Mythology and Legends | The Kraken, Sea Serpents and Mermaids Seafarers of old were respectful and wary of the strange creatures that lurked below the surface. The reflection of sunlight upon water, overwhelming homesickness, …

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