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The dynasty after the Xia
They monopolized the production of bronze in the yellow river valley. Making their military force exceptionally strong.
The dynasty preceding the Shang dynasty.
Their theory of politics rested on The Mandate of Heaven, it says that heavenly powers granted the right to govern.
- Xia (shyah)
Earliest Dynasty to organize public life in china on a large scale.
Made hereditary monarchical rule the precedent
- Oracle Bones
The principal instrument used by fortune tellers in ancient China.
The questions posed on them clearly revealed the day to day concerns of the Shang royal court
A kingdom between the Mediterranean sea and the Lebanon mountains.
They developed the first alphabetic writing system.
- Alphabetic Writing
A writing practice adapted by the Phoenicians.
required much less investment in education than cuneiform so more people were able to become literate than ever before.
The most influential Indo-European migrants in the ancient times.
They were responsible for two technological innovations; light horsedrawn war chariots, and the refinement of iron metallurgy.
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