15 septembre 2022

Fragment of human skull engraving, Shang dynasty, Bronze Age, Yin Ruins, Xiaotun, Anyang County, Henan Province

Fragment of human skull engraving, Shang dynasty, Bronze Age, Yin Ruins, Xiaotun, Anyang County, Henan Province, Collection of Institute of History and Linguistics, Academia Sinica, R040438. Fragment of a human skull with the character "Wu" engraved on it. After the Yin people conquered the enemy state, they often sacrificed their ancestors by capturing the heads of the enemy rulers. For example, there is a divination in which "the Qiang side is used by the sect, and Wang Shouyou", "the Qiang side is used for its use, and the king... [Lire la suite]