China - Yin Xu

"The archaeological site of Yin Xu, close to Anyang City, some 500 km south of Beijing, is an ancient capital city of the late Shang Dynasty (1300 - 1046 BC). It testifies to the golden age of early Chinese culture, crafts and sciences, a time of great prosperity of the Chinese Bronze Age. A number of royal tombs and palaces, prototypes of later Chinese architecture, have been unearthed on the site, including the Palace and Royal Ancestral Shrines Area, with more than 80 house foundations, and the only tomb of a member of the royal family of the Shang Dynasty to have remained intact, the Tomb of Fu Hao. The large number and superb craftsmanship of the burial accessories found there bear testimony to the advanced level of Shang crafts industry. Inscriptions on oracle bones found in Yin Xu bear invaluable testimony to the development of one of the world’s oldest writing systems, ancient beliefs and social systems." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Chariot pits of Yin Xu. Thanks to Kun of Hong Kong.

Postcard 2
I bought this postcard in Shanghai, November 2011 of Yin Xu showing the old writing on bones.

Postcard 3 
This is a prepaid admission ticket-postcard to Yin Xu. The ticket is used and left this postcard which is printed by State Postal Bureau. Printed stamp of Yin Xu and a cool tiger stamp used to top up the postage for international mailing. Thanks to Mumu of China.

Postcard 4
A State Postal Bureau postcard showing the earliest Chinese writings on bones call the "Oracle Bone Inscriptions" found in Yin Xu. It is a China Post Office Postal card with preprinted matching stamp. Thanks to Mumu of China.

Postcard 5
A scond State Post Bureau postcard. Sent by River of China.

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