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.

Origin of Santa Claus – Did Coca-Cola Invent Santa Claus?

Origin of Santa Claus – Did Coca-Cola Invent Santa Claus? Although the Coca-Cola Company helped popularize Santa Claus, it cannot take credit for creating the ubiquitous Christmas image. Nothing says Christmas like the image of a white whiskered fat man

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Tibet and Mongolia, Bon and Buddhism, closely linked by Ancient Religion,Traditions and Culture

Tibet and Mongolia, Bon and Buddhism, closely linked by Ancient Religion,Traditions and Culture The roots of Tibet’s Mythology lie in shamanistic pagan traditions of the distant past that gradually codified into the indigenous Bon religion. Bon had a crowded pantheon

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Ancient Egypt, a woman’s world – Women’s Rights better than many modern countries

Ancient Egypt, a woman’s world – Women’s Rights better than many modern countries When feminists today talk about women’s rights and equality with men, they may do well to look to the good old days of ancient Egypt to see

Anasazi, Ancient Native American Cultures, What Happened to the Anasazi of Mesa Verde / Chaco Canyon

Anasazi, Ancient Native American Cultures – What Happened to the Anasazi of Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon? There is a prevalent belief that the prehistoric Native American culture referred to as the Anasazi mysteriously disappeared from the southwestern United States.

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The Turquoise Pendant – Mythology from Ancient Egypt

The Turquoise Pendant In the second of the three Tales of Wonder contained in the Westcar Papyrus, Prince Baufre tells of his father’s father, King Snefru, and Snefru’s lector priest Djadjaemankh. The day was especially hot. Bored to distraction, King

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