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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
The Rise Of Civilization
The first people of the world, did they
live in societies?

Were there Wal-marts for the first

people? Were there Starbucks, and
what type of cell phones did they
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
The Parthenon in Athens is an example of classical Greek Civilization.

The ruins of Machu

Picchu, "the Lost City of
the Incas," has become
the most recognizable
symbol of the Inca
What is the first know 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.
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.
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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