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They left the best pottery that the word china also means pottery. Other early civilizations formed large territorial states at an early stage in their development. Sometimes a plough covered the seeds with earth. The first writings consisted of pictures of objects, such as a house. Chang (1983) has interpreted Shang state art as being largely inspired by shamanistic themes. Their construction was overseen by highly skilled architects and engineers.

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Publisher: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (December 1, 1994)

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Ancient Egypt, The Profound Mysteries: The Esoteric Sources of Their Knowledge

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