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Oracle bone facts for kids

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Chinese oracle bone (16th-10th C BC) - BL Or. 7694
Holes drilled into an oracle bone

Oracle Bones were ox scapula or turtle plastron bones that the Chinese would carve or scratch their questions on. Then the priests would burn the oracle bone until it would crack. Then the priest read these cracks to the Chinese people for their answer. The Chinese people believed their answers were from the gods. This was also known as the first stages of Chinese writing. These were very important to the Chinese.

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