Anyang was the center of Chinese culture and power during the Shang dynasty (1766–1045 BCE). Archaeological excavations have unearthed many artifacts that showcase the importance and predominance of its civilization, most notably the famous Bronze Age “oracle bones.” Anyang’s Yin Xu excavation site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.

Anyang, a prefecture-level city in today’s Henan Province, was the last royal center of the Shang dynasty from 1300 BCE

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:23-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cities, Geography|Comments Off on Anyang (Ānyáng 安阳)|Ānyáng 安阳 (Anyang)

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