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The Shang Dynasty

by Simran

Mr J Daykin

on 21 January 2015

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Transcript of The Shang Dynasty

The Shang dynasty was the first ever official dynasty. It was in China, in the city Nepal. It was set in the Northern parts of the Yellow river. It was between 1600BC to 1100BC. A dynasty is a family that rules a country for a long period of time. It will go from brother to brother, son to nephew, in order of age. It was important because it was the first dynasty to have real artifacts and evidence. Also they were the dynasty that invented Chinese writing.They lived near the Yellow river because there was fresh water and the land was fertile.
Emperors and Nobles
This class of people were highest of all and lived within the city walls. Their homes were luxiorious and beautiful lavished as well as having the finest food, which included different spices. When the emperors died, they were buried with dogs and their guards would be buried alive to protect them after life.
Craftmen and artisans
Peasants and farmers
Finally, the last and poorest class of all, the peasant farmers. They were the last class. They would farm on the noble's land but never owned any land. After farming the crops, the peasant farmers could only take a little bit of food for themselves and their family. If a farmer was caught hoarding food, they would be killed straight away.

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Social Classes
During the Shang dynasty, their were 4 different classes. There were, the emperors and noble, the craftmen and artisans. Then there were warriors then the farmers and finally the peasants.You couldn't change your class during the Shang dynasty. You had to be the same class you were born in unless you wanted to became a warrior.
The Shang Dynasty
In the dynasty, the craftsmen and artisans, were very skilled and invented bronze by mixing tin and copper. Although, they had an important job, they were not treated well. They had to live out of the city walls, in a hut. They were not important to the emperors. They were like the peasants but with a special job.
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