Chinese oracle bone

Chinese oracle bone

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Caption: Chinese oracle bone 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. Originally published in China, 16th-10th century BC.

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Keywords: asia, china, chinese oracle bone, discipline, divination, east asia, historical, history, occult sciences, oracle, oracle bone

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