The Rise Of The Shang Dynasty

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The Shang Dynasty came into ruling around 1766 B.C. after the Xia dynasty. The Shang Dynasty is the oldest dynasty to have actual archaeological and documentary evidence of it existing. The dynasty was centered in the northern chinese plains and their kings in the latter years of the dynasty lived in Anyang. Though the vast majority of its citizens were farmers to help with the agricultural economy, the Shang Dynasty had a few cities, some of which were very important for religious reasons. The Shang Dynasty is mostly known for its detailed bronze creations such as sculptures, weapons, vessels cups used for holding alcohol during sacrificial ceremonies.The Shang also used oracle bones to predict future events based on the cracks formed in the

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