S H A N G  D Y N A S T Y  
  (1766-1122 B.C., 645 years )  




"Oracle bones" on which events of the kings of Shang Dynasty were recorded.


Also known as Yin.  Much of the information available on Shang society comes from inscriptions made on the shoulder-blades of oxen and shells of turtles, known as the "oracle bones".  Over 150,000 fragments of oracle bones have now been identified.  Together with the Zhou Dynasty that followed, referred to as the Bronze Age of China.


- Description, Yong Ho

- MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Bronze Age of China)

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