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The Shang Dynasty
It ruled around 1600 BC to 1046 BC
He defeated the evil King Jie of the Xia Dynasty to begin the Shang Dynasty
It was located around the Yellow River Valley
It lasted for 500 Years
He was overthrown by Wu of Zhou, thus begun the Zhou dynasty
It came from the Oracle bones and Ancient Chinese historians such as Sima Quian from the Han Dynasty
They were used to determine the future
The shang dynasty was the first Chinese dynasty to invent writing and have a recorded history.
The shang dynasty developed the bronze technology
They used bronze for religious items and weapons such as spears
It is sometime referred to as Yin Dynasty
The last capital of the shang dynasty was the city of Yin Xu