Yin Ruins (Yinxu) (Yīnxū 殷墟)


The Tomb of Lady Fu Hao, Yin ruins, China. PHOTO BY CHRIS GYFORD.

The structures and artifacts excavated from Yinxu reveal much about the religion, social organization, and technology of the last phase of the Shang dynasty (1766–1045 BCE). The square architectural design of royal tombs reflects an image of the cosmos as having four corners, for example, and the number and quality of bronze vessels indicates an advanced technology and….

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By | 2014-12-16T16:54:14+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Architecture, Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Yin Ruins (Yinxu) (Yīnxū 殷墟)

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