Archeologists discovered China’s first chariots while excavating the Shang capital of Xin Xu.
The archeological evidence shows the development of the war chariot from two horses to four for more horsepower.
The narrator of the video takes us for a ride in a replicate of the Shang war chariot.
Fu Hao’s tomb was one of two discovered that had not been looted. Oracle bones revealed that she led thirteen thousand troops into combat. Fu Hao was more than a military leader. She was also high priestess and oracle caster.
The video’s narrator talks about jade having the same status in China that diamonds have elsewhere. Jade is not only a symbol of luxury and wealth since ancient times but also represents refinement and purity.
During the Shang Dynasty, The I Ching, The Book of Changes was written, which is based on the principle of a broken line representing yin and an unbroken line representing yang. This is the first book that attempted to explain the secrets of the universe.
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