CIVILIZATION

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What is civilization? The word "civilization" comes from the Latin word for townsman or citizen, civis , and its adjectival form, civilis . To be "civilized" essentially meant being a townsman, governed by the constitution and legal statutes of that community

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The rise of civilization Civilization is defined as: highly organized society marked by advanced knowledge of trade, government, arts, science and often time written language

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What is the first known society The earliest known civilizations (as defined in the traditional sense) arose in Mesopotamia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq , Persia in modern-day Iran , the Nile valley of Egypt . The inhabitants of these areas built cities, created writing systems, learned to make pottery and use metals, domesticated animals, and created complex social structures with class systems.

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Location of the Asia minor Its name means 'Lesser Asia'. Asia Minor is a region of the ancient world that corresponds roughly to modern day Turkey, and is the area were major civilization is thought to begin.

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Who were the empire builders The Hittites conquered most of the local people in the Asia minor area and set up city states.

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Prepared by: FLORELYN J. ESTROSOS

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