Oracle Bones

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Oracle Bones

Oracle Bones were used mainly during the Shang dynasty. Oracle bones were what shang king's used to scratch questions on. The bones that Shag kings scratched questions on are either turtle shell or ox bone. If ox bone is used the question is plastromancy. Once the question is scratched down the ing gives the bone or shell to a special priest called an oracle. Then the Oracle cracks the bone or shell with a special tool. once it is cracked the oracle can read the answer from the gods to the kings answer.

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