Infographic Template Galleries

Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 With these two inventions the Shang dynasty would change the world forever. The Shang Dynasty is famous for the invention of both the metal bronze and a system used for writing. Location The Beginning The Bronze Age Civilization The Military The Written Language Society The Fall of The Shang Dynasty The civilization survived and thrived upon agriculture and hunting. "Millet, wheat, and barley were the primary crops grown. In addition to the crops, silkworms, pigs, dogs, sheep, and oxen were raised."(wayback.archive-it). The Shang dynasty was located along the Yellow River valley "The Shang dynasty ruled parts of northern and central China. Its capital city was located at Anyang near the border of Henan" (wayback.archive-it) We can find examples of Chinese writing on oracle bones. Oracle bones are tortoise shells or cattle bones that the people of the Shang dynasty believed told the future. The writing of the Shang dynasty were more like picture of what was trying to be described. One of the monumental inventions that came from the Shang dynasty was bronze. Bronze was used for many things including drink ware, weaponry, and pottery. According to time"Bronze was used more for art rather than weaponry."Bronze was also associated with royalty and there were often many bronze objects placed in the tombs of emperors. The Shang Dynasty was the first recorded dynasty of China. The previous dynasty, The Hsia dynasty was the first dynasty of China, but no one is certain if it actually existed. "The Shang dynasty was founded by a rebel king, Tang, who overthrew the last Hsia ruler in the Battle of Mingtiao" (time With the invention of bronze came advantages. The military of the Shang dynasty used both stone and bronze weapons. According to, "The Shang king maintained a force of about a thousand troops at his capital and would personally lead his force into battle" The last king of the Shang dynasty was Shang Zhou. "The last king was a cruel tyrant. Instead of the people overthrowing the king, he was killedby a king from a rival kingdom, the Chou kingdom."(wayback.archive-it) Thus began the Zhou dynasty During the Shang Dynasty the people had a polytheistic religion. Polytheism is the belief in many gods. The main god in their religion was Shang Ti who was a deity that connected humans to spirits. The people of the Shang dynasty also worshipped their ancestors. "If the ancestors of a family were pleased, life for that family would be prosperous" (ushistory) The Shang dynasty had a social pyramid. The emperor was at the top of the pyramid followed by the military novels, thepriests, the merchants, and finally at the bottom were the farmers. According to ushistory "Burials were one way in which the social classes were distinguished. The elite were buried in elaborate pit tombs The lesser classes were buried in pits of varying size based on status, while people of the lowest classes were sometimes even tossed down wells" The Shang Dynasty Religion Oracle Bone The Rebel King, Tang Depiction of the End of The Shang Dynasty Bronze Wine Container Map of The Shang Dynasty Military Uniform Shang Ti Social Pyramid
Create Your Free Infographic!