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Dr Al Turky conducted a presentation on more evidence found in Iraq proving the prominence of Bahrain and the Dilmun Civilisation last night at the Bahrain History and Archaeology Society in Juffair.
He said Dilmun started from 5th Century BC and is the civilisation continuing to date.
The civilisation was established on the south of Iraq, Kuwait, east Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE's coastal parts.
He said Sumerians could not have established a civilisation without the culture and society of Dilmun due to its strategic location.
He described Dilmun as a civilisation as advanced as the polars of the old world civilisation consisting of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Huntington's `paradigm' as he describes it, can be evaluated in two ways -- by its explanatory power (`civilisations as building blocks'), and by what it leads us to do (`the world will be ordered on the basis of civilisations or not at all').
Few would deny that civilisations of the kind that Huntington describes do exist and are in some sense `meaningful entities', yet many might hesitate to ascribe to them the roles that Huntington burdens them with, and many more might question whether they are such all-embracing realities as Huntington suggests.
For a start, the list of civilisations is riddled with anomalies.
He quotes Toynbee's observation that `civilisations comprehend without being comprehended by others' and draws no conclusion, let alone any qualification of his primary thesis, from those numerous instances in which civilisations cross-fertilize each other -- whether through the march of technology, the diffusion of intellectual concepts, even the spread of religion, elsewhere identified as a central defining characteristic of civilisations.
Finally, as Huntington himself records, there is conflict within civilisations as well as between them; political and economic alignments will not always coincide with civilisations.
It also seeks to build mutual trust and to promote dialogue, understanding and peaceful coexistence among all civilisations, religions and cultures.
We also had a dialogue among civilisations in 2005.