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Yin Ruins (Yinxu)

Anyang, China

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Yin Ruins (Yinxu) near Anyang, Henan Province, are the oldest and biggest archaeological finds in China. The excavations uncovered countless royal tombs, a royal palace, and over 100,000 oracle bone inscriptions on the dig. The oracle bone inscriptions are the oldest known Chinese scripts discovered to date. The inscriptions are in a well-developed system of signs that show how evolved their script was. Other items of interest are the earliest forms of bone and bronze workshops and animal-drawn carts displayed at the site. These ruins are a real treat for lovers of history, anthropology, and archaeology.

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