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1 By: Alex Rix and Mike Foggia Shang DynastyBy: Alex Rix and Mike Foggia
2 Cities Capital: Anyang Cities around the capital were called palace-citiesEach was surrounded by a wallEach city was governed by one of the emperor's relatives.Every palace-city was was a copy of the capital
3 Central Government and Law Codes Monarchy. King was the lawmaker and the judge. He ruled by force, and anyone who disobeyed would be killed.Nobles would watch over when the king wasn’t thereThe decision who would be king would who ever had the biggest army and took over.
4 Writing and Record Keeping Very sophisticated writing system with about 5,000 pictogramsAlmost all written records of the Shang has disappearedThey used to write on bronze and oracle bones.
6 Social Classes King/Nobles Scribes Warriors Farmers Peasants (Almost the same as farmers)Slaves
7 Complex Technologies Bronze (tools and vessels) Chariots with two horsesCalendarPotteryCreated the decimal systemCandle sticks
8 ReligionShang Ti (Lord on High) Ruled over lesser gods of the sun, moon, the wind, the rain.Everyone had to believe in the same thing and follow in their foot steps.T’ien (heaven)They would place food on the Fang Ding Zun to give to the godsSacrifice
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