What are oracle bones?

The oracle bone below was discovered in China over 100 years ago. At first, nobody knew what they were.

Later, historians realised the words inscribed on them were questions and they were able to work out who wrote them and when.

Oracle bones like this one are about 3500 years old!

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The writing on the oracle bones is called pictographs. This means the character looks like the object it describes.

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