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61,696. The Greeks: a people glorious and arrogant, valiant and head- strong. These were the men and women who laid the very foundations of western civilisation. (Greece & Civilisation) Empires Special: The Greeks: Crucible of Civilisation: Revolution, PBS
62,670. The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life. (Agriculture & Civilisation) Arthur Keith
62,671. Of course, with agriculture came the first big civilizations, the first cities built of mud and brick, the first empires. And it was the administers of these empires who began hiring people to keep track of the wheat and sheep and wine that was owed and the taxes that was owed on them by making marks; marks on clay in that time. (Agriculture & Civilisation) Howard Rheingold
67,873. Comfort is the only thing our civilization can give us. (Comfort & Civilisation) Oscar Wilde
69,590. To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay. (Decay & Civilisation) George Orwell
77,332. It is impossible to overlook the extent to which civilization is built upon a renunciation of instinct. (Instinct & Civilisation) Sigmund Freud
91,843. An ancient temple is discovered in the Middle East. It’s thousands of years older than the Egyptian pyramids. (Turkey & Civilisation) Lost Civilisation, National Geographic Channel 2012
91,844. In a comparatively short space of time we go from the stone age to walking on the moon. What was it that made us change so dramatically? (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,845. Turkey: here is where the find has been made – at a place called Gobekli Tepe (pot-bellied hill). (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,846. Gobekli Tepe is much more sophisticated than Stonehenge and yet is six thousand years older; it’s seven thousand years older than the Egyptian Pyramids. (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,847. How could we have built something so monumental? (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,848. The temple builders were not farmers; they were still hunter-gatherers. (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,849. The engineering skills involved must have been developed a long time before the temple is built. (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,850. To put ourselves about Nature is a huge change from how we see ourselves in earlier cave paintings. (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,851. And what motivates that cultural revolution is the new religion in which we are superior to the beasts. (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
91,852. Gobekli Tepe suggests that it was the urge to worship that sparked civilisation. (Turkey & Civilisation) ibid.
97,698. How did the Romans manage to defy gravity and make millions of liters of water flow uphill over mountains? How did the ancient Egyptians carve massive granite obelisks thousands of years before the Washington monument was built? And why would the Roman army build their own mountain? Monuments more colossal than our own … The ancient world was far from primitive. (Civilisation & Engineering & Rome & Egypt) Ancient Impossible: Moving Mountains s1e1, H2 2016
97,699. The Romans completed the wall around Masada in just a few days. But what they didn’t realise was how well stocked the rebels were. (Civilisation & Engineering & Rome) ibid.
97,700. How do you get a thousand-ton obelisk onto a barge? … [A. Make it an axle] (Civilisation & Engineering & Egypt) ibid.
97,701. Roman engineers kept the water moving through hills and valleys maintaining a steady gradient of less than one per cent. An astounding feat … uphill: the inverted syphon .. (Civilisation & Engineering & Rome & Water) ibid.
68,934. One of Egypt’s greatest pharaohs created this impossibly vast monument to himself at Abu Simbel … The largest temple ever carved out of solid rock. (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Egypt & Monument & Temple & Building & Architecture) Ancient Impossible: Monster Monuments s1e2
89,856. Stonehenge: it appears to be a structure years ahead of its time. (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Stonehenge & Monument & Building) ibid.
97,704. ‘These stones from this quarry were transported well over a hundred miles.’ (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Stonehenge & Monument & Stone & Building) ibid.
97,705. A 2000-year-old concrete dome found in the centre of Rome – it’s called the Pantheon … (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Architecture & Rome & Building) ibid.
97,706. The Egyptians built more than a hundred pyramids across their kingdom. (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Egypt & Architecture & Building & Pyramid) ibid.
97,707. Ancient superweapons as mighty as today’s … Archimedes’ Claw … A group of men could grab and tip enemy ships … Just the first of Archimedes’ many game-changing inventions … A death ray … long debated … by harnessing the power of the sun. (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Greece & Weapon) Ancient Impossible: Ultimate Weapons s1e3
97,708. Could Archimedes’ cannon have had the power needed for such destruction simply using steam? (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Greece & Weapon) ibid.
97,709. Egypt: This floating superweapon appears to have carried more people than a modern aircraft carrier. (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention & Egypt & Ship & Weapon) ibid.
97,710. The ancient world clearly had more than one great scientific thinker … Colossal monuments, powerful ancient superweapons, and technology so precise it defies reinvention. (Civilisation & Engineering & Invention) Ancient Impossible: Ancient Einsteins s1e4
97,759. How could ancient civilisations have built huge structures … produced thousands of chariots with assembly-line precision … Why would the Romans have created a massive underground industrial hell, where thousands of slaves never saw daylight? (Engineering & Building & Civilisation) Ancient Impossible: Biggest Builds s1e5
97,760. Using concrete on a large scale underwater … two thousand years ago. (Engineering & Building & Civilisation) ibid.
97,761. What incredible power-tool might the ancient Egyptians have used to create this mysterious cylinder … What precision instruments did they have? … Who created the world’s first multi-tool. And an ancient Chinese machine that would start the world’s first industrial revolution. (Engineering & Civilisation & Tool) Ancient Impossible: Power Tools s1e6
97,762. How did the Chinese manage to build a devastating repeating weapon? … What secrets lie behind the ancient world’s high-tech body armour? … What simply invention was behind the world’s most ruthless weapon – land mines? (Engineering & Civilisation) Ancient Impossible: Warrior Tech s1e7
97,763. The game-changing lightweight armour that helped Alexander the Great conquer Asia. (Engineering & Civilisation) ibid.
97,764. Roman arenas, engineering triumphs, built to house gladiators fighting to their deaths. (Engineering & Civilisation & Rome) Ancient Impossible: Roman Empire s1e8
97,765. The Romans also created a mobile and deadly armoured weapon likened to the tank. (Engineering & Civilisation & Rome & Tank) ibid.
120,001. I’m just a man who keeps a strip of civilisation open in the wilderness. (GBH Films & Civilisation) In Order of Disappearance 2014 starring Stellan Skarsgaard & Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen & Bruno Ganz & Birgitte Hjort Sorensen & Peter Andersson & Kristofer Hivju & Jan Gunnar Roise & Jakob Oftebro et al, director Hans Petter Moland, hero