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Chinese oracle bone

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Chinese oracle bone
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British Library, London, UK
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China, 16th-10th century BC Language: Chinese Source/Shelfmark: Or. 7694, 1535 Diviners of the Shang dynasty (16th-10th centuries B.C.) produced oracles by reading cracks on ox bones. Such bones bear the earliest writing known in China.

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oracle / chinese oracle bone / oracle bone / divination
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Medium 978 × 1024 px 83 × 87 mm 1.4 MB

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