Dancing Is The Cradle Of Civilization : How It Has Made A Great Impact On Human History

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There is a young woman dancing to the beat of the drums. She is toned, tanned, and talented. She moves her hips like one would believe impossible, she holds a silk veil which covers her face showing nothing but her eyes making her look mysterious. Her hand movements are those resembling a snake, her outfit is glamorous and shows off her body. Every movement is precise, enticing, and sensual. Her body acts so fluidly that it all appears to be one move itself. She is so confident and sexy, she looks exotic, but at the same time so traditional. Watching her is hypnotizing; one cannot help but to get lost in her hips. Dancing, it is as old as time. It has made a great impact on human history almost as much as agriculture and war. In the beginning, dancing was used as a form of worship and for religious rituals. It was used to worship and unite with nature. Because it is a believed that the Fertile Crescent is the cradle of civilization, it is no surprise that the earliest depictions of humans dancing were found the Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. However, others believe that it began in India as far as 4000-5000 years ago and spread throughout Greece and then the Middle East from the migration of a European gypsy tribe called Roma; although it is not certain that it is the actual place where it got started. During the early days of civilization, (about 10000 BCE) society was very matriarchal, which meant that women played a big part and held positions of power both religiously

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